Pauline Elizabeth Ruhl 91, deaconess at Grace Brethren, RCA employee for over 37 years

By on February 26, 2014

Pauline Elizabeth Ruhl

Pauline Elizabeth Ruhl

Pauline Elizabeth Ruhl, 91, formerly of Lititz, went home to be with her Lord Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Conestoga View.

She was born in New Holland to the late Daniel and Lillian (Wingenroth) Snader and was the wife of the late Raymond H. Ruhl who passed away in 1983.

Pauline was a charter member of the Grace Brethren Church of Lititz, where she was a deaconess and taught Sunday school for many years. She was a former leader of the Sisterhood of Mary and Martha girls program (SMM). She enjoyed crocheting and singing, and was a caregiver to her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other family members. She had worked in quality control at RCA for over 37 years.

She is survived by two sons: Robert Lee, husband of Peggy M. (Frey) Ruhl of Lititz; Larry E., husband of Linda (Troupe) Ruhl of Ephrata; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers: James, husband of Lillie Snader of Brickerville and Samuel Snader of Hopeland; five sisters: Miriam Kemp of Manheim, Annabelle Bedi of Manheim, Lois Eaby of Ephrata, Lillian Wiegand of Lititz and Gloria Nauman of Ephrata and a daughter-in-law: Alice Ruhl Gibble of Manheim.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sons: Jay and Richard Ruhl and four sisters: Esther Baer, Josephine Sprecher, Florence Alexander and Doris Groff.

A viewing will be held Feb. 28 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Grace Brethren Church of Lititz, 400 W. Lincoln Ave., Lititz, followed by her funeral service at 2 p.m. with Pastors William Willard and Samuel Baer officiating. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

If desired, memorial contributions in Pauline’s memory may be made to the Grace Brethren Church of Lititz, 400 W. Lincoln Ave., Lititz, PA 17543 or Camp Conquest, 480 Forest Rd., Denver, PA 17517.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at

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