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Ruth Himmelreich

July 31, 1939 — October 15, 2020


Ruth A. Himmelreich, 81, of Mifflinburg, entered into rest at 1:57 a.m., Thursday, October 15, 2020, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

She was born July 31, 1939 in Belleville, a daughter of the late Christ and Bertha (Good) Sharp. In June of 1963, she married John R. Himmelreich, who preceded her in death on July 6, 2011.

Ruth was a graduate of Lancaster Mennonite School, and received her Registered Nursing License through Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing, Lewistown PA. She was employed as an RN for many years.

She was a member of Mifflinburg Alliance Church.

Ruth enjoyed playing Mah-Jong, reading, puzzles, and bowling at Mifflinburg Lanes and with various local leagues.

Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Susan Himmelreich of Mifflinburg, Ronald and Rose Himmelreich of Georgia, and Jeffrey and his fiancé Michelle Gabriel of North Carolina; four brothers, Norman and Rose Sharp of Lancaster, Paul and Diane Sharp of Landisburg, Joseph and Mary Jean Sharp of Milton, and Melvin and Crystin Sharp of Arizona; three sisters, Emma Sharp of Mifflinburg, Nancy and Carl Litwiller of Virginia, and Mary Cardin of Arizona; and four grandchildren, Zachary, Joshua, Andrew, and Jacob Himmelreich.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond and Christ Duane Sharp.

Funeral services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are by Roupp Funeral Home, Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Rd., Mifflinburg.

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