Ruth C. Hare94, Armstrong Cork secretary, Tourist Bureau worker

By on February 1, 2012

Ruth Carpenter Hare, 94, of Luther Acres, Lititz, passed away Friday, Jan. 27, 2012 at her residence.

Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Roy B. and Edna M. Klopp Carpenter. She was married to the late Edgar Hare Jr., who died in 1992.

Ruth worked as a secretary at the former Armstrong Cork Co., and she and her husband worked at the Lancaster County Tourist Bureau. She was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lititz, where she was on the ushering committee, former member of Lititz Womans Club, Lutheran Historical Society of Lancaster County, on the resident’s council as a representative at Luther Acres, AARP and a member of National Committee to preserve Social Security and Medicare. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Ruth and her identical twin enjoyed traveling, sightseeing, going to travelogues, being members of twin organizations and members of the A and O and Tuesday clubs.

She is survived by her daughter: Deborah L. (Thomas) Caskey, of Lancaster; two grandsons: Christopher and Justin LeSauvage; one great-granddaughter: Katelyn Martinez; two great-great grandchildren; a sister: Gladys V. Mishler, of Lancaster; a twin sister: Mary C. Wagaman, of Lititz; one niece; and six nephews.

Ruth’s life celebration service was held at the Community Room, Luther Acres, on Feb 1, with Rev. James R. Gable, Jr. and Chaplain E. Walter Cleckley Jr. officiating. Private interment will be at the convenience of the family in Machpelah Cemetery, Lititz.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Hospice of Lancaster County, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.

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