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Obituary for Ruth V. Miller

Ruth V. Miller, 103, resident of Menno Haven Chambers Pointe, passed away the evening of Tuesday, January 9, 2024.

She was born on March 21, 1920 in Newport, Perry County, a daughter of the late Clarence and Alma Beers Rhoades.

Ruth retired as an inspector from G.S. Electric in Carlisle. She was a lifetime member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Durff-Kuhn VFW Post #6168, past president and member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Oscar M. Hykes American Legion Post #223, and member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Marine Corps, Chambersburg. Ruth was also a longtime member of the Shippensburg First Church of God.

Ruth was an active volunteer in the community, volunteering for numerous local organizations. She was a den leader for the Boy Scouts and a camp cook at both Hidden Valley Scout Reservation and Camp YoliJwa. Ruth was also a telemarketer and aerobics instructor at Chambersburg Fitness Center until she was 92 years old. Anyone who knew Ruth, knew she was a “one of a kind” woman who loved living life.

She is survived by two children, Janice Ott of Shippensburg and Bonnie (Ed) Karsen of Fayetteville; daughter-in-law, Linda Miller; nine grandchildren, Bill (Lisa) Ott, Becky (Tim) Kellerman, Mike Mentzer, Andrea (Jerry) Sunderland, Andy (Susan) Miller, Debby Stitely, Joe (Vanessa) Miller, Krissy Thomkins, and Megan Messner; and 13 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three children, Rebecca Miller, Vickie (Terry) Mentzer, and Fred Miller; son-in-law, Dana W. Ott; granddaughter, Julia Miller; and 12 brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 15, 2024 at 2:30 p.m. at the Shippensburg First Church of God. Pastor Rodeny Bistline will officiate. Burial will follow in the Spring Hill Cemetery. A viewing will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Menno Haven-Chambers Pointe, 1425 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201 or the Shippensburg First Church of God, 121 E. King St., Shippensburg, PA 17257.

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