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Ruth (Wehr) Zimmerman

September 19, 1928 ~ September 16, 2022 (age 93)
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Ruth W. Zimmerman, 93, of Mifflinburg, entered into rest at 8:40 a.m., Friday, September 16, 2022, at home in the same room she was born in almost 94 years ago. 

She was born September 19, 1928, in Buffalo Township, a daughter of the late John S. and S. Ruth (Fairchild) Wehr. On March 11, 1952, in St. John’s United Church of Christ, Mifflinburg, she married Glen F. Zimmerman, who preceded her in death May 15, 2014.

Ruth was a 1946 graduate of Mifflinburg High School.

Ruth was active in the Republican political party. She started as Township Auditor in West Buffalo and in Buffalo Townships for 18 years total, 10 of which she served as Secretary/Treasurer of Union County Township Officials. She was Union County Auditor from 1980-1987 and Union County Commissioner from 1988-2000. Ruth served as a chairperson of the County Commissioner for 8 years. 

She served on many boards, including, PA State Archives and Records Committee, PA County Commissioner Environmental Committee, and Central PA Seda-Cog Board President for a year and Assistant Treasurer for 8 years, CMSU-MH/MR D&A as Chairman for 2 years, Area Agency on Aging, and in Union County, she was involved in the Extension Board, Farm Preservation, Chamber of Commerce, Industrial Development Corporation, and was a Prison Board Chairman for 4 years. 

Ruth was an active member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Mifflinburg, where she served 11 years as Sunday School Superintendent. She was a member of Goodfellowship SS class and Women's Guild, Vicksburg Community Center where she and Glen oversaw and cooked for the Chicken and Waffle Supper, Union County Historical Society, Mifflinburg Buggy Museum where she was a tour guide for many years, Mifflinburg OES 152 and Past Matron for 50 years, and was a life member of Mifflinburg Historical Society. Ruth was also a member of the Shikelimo Chapter DAR Past-Regent and treasurer, and former Concession Chairman U.C. West End Fair Association. She was a past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star. 

In 1962, Ruth and Glen bought Wehr’s Dairy from her parents, and renamed it to Zi-We’s-Dairy. They operated it until 1970 when they went to just dairy farming. In 1997, they retired and moved to their mountain home in 14 miles narrow. 

She helped organize Mifflinburg Club 39 Seniors, where Ruth and Glen were active members. Ruth was a cub scout den mother and enjoyed traveling to Alaska and Germany and State and National Holsteins Conventions. 

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, William L. and Kathy W. Zimmerman and John T. and Linda M. Zimmerman, all of Mifflinburg; six grandchildren and their spouses, Korey and Jodi Zimmerman, Amy and Dan DiGregorio, Troy and Amanda Zimmerman, Tiffany Shirk and Jason Somers, Christopher Pulliam and fiancé Corinne Klein, and Dana Pulliam and Tom Walter; seven great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Terry L. and Dorothy Zimmerman; and two sisters-in-law, Ruth T. Zimmerman and Mary D. Wehr; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Dietrich; and six brothers, John F., William L., Nevin P., Howard E., Karl K., and Earl E. Wehr. 

Family and friends are welcome from 6-8 p.m., Monday, and 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Tuesday at the Roupp Funeral Home, Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Rd., Mifflinburg. An Order of the Eastern Star Service will be conducted Tuesday at 7:45 p.m. The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m., Wednesday, at the St. John’s United Church of Christ, 417 Market St., Mifflinburg, with Rev. Ted Justice, officiating.

Burial will be in the Mifflinburg Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Pennsylvania 2595 Interstate Dr Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110, or to the Sunbury Shrine Club, Transportation Fund, C/O Maurice Clouser, 177 Meadow Green Drive, Mifflinburg PA 17844.

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Services

Visitation
Monday
September 19, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Roupp Funeral Home, Inc.
8594 Old Turnpike Rd.
Mifflinburg, PA 17844

Visitation
Tuesday
September 20, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Roupp Funeral Home, Inc.
8594 Old Turnpike Rd.
Mifflinburg, PA 17844

Visitation
Tuesday
September 20, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Roupp Funeral Home, Inc.
8594 Old Turnpike Rd.
Mifflinburg, PA 17844

Funeral Service
Wednesday
September 21, 2022

11:00 AM
St. John's United Church of Christ
417 Market Street
Mifflinburg, PA 17844

Donations

Alzheimer's Association of Greater Pennsylvania
2595 Interstate Dr, Ste 100, Harrisburg PA 17110

Sunbury Shrine Club, Transportation Fund
c/o Maurice E. Clouser, 177 Meadow Green Drive, Mifflinburg PA 17844

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