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Ruthann Ruecroft

  • On April 29, 2019

Ruthann Ruecroft, age 76 passed away on Sunday, April 29, 2019 at home. She was born on November 11, 1942 in Washington, PA and she was the daughter of the late Richard C. Ruecroft and the late Romaine E. Mansfield.

She graduated from Washington High School in 1960, and Penn Commercial in 1961 where she was crowned Miss Penn Commercial. She held various office positions and later worked at Sherwood Superior Value, retiring in 2010.

Ruthann was involved in many community activities, including Canton Township Parks and Rec, Food Bank, Citizen Library Board, and the Republican Party of Washington County. She loved to travel and had lived aboard as a child. She also enjoyed hosting her family and friends at her home. After her retirement, she became an avid gardener.

Surviving are her children, Scott and Chris (Lisa) Yoders of Washington PA and Gretchen Geruschat of Pittsburgh, PA. Also surviving are her sisters Denise (Ray) Booker of Canonsburg and Jana (Stanton) Shellburne of Lorena, TX. Five grandchildren Ryan, Tyler, Seth and Mackenzie Yoders and Eli Geruschat.

Following cremation services will be held at her home on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 11:00 AM and again at 5:00 PM. On Saturday, May 4, 2019, there will be a celebration of her life beginning at 2:00 PM.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Pittsburgh Cremation and Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317, (724) 260-5546.

Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at www.pittsburghcremation.com.

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Frankie Jo ( Pacilla) Gerolium
  • Apr 30 2019
So so sorry for your loss. I have known her all my life. We lived around the corner from each other as children. Went to dancing school together and shared a great loving friendship over our lives with many of the same people. Some home. She was beautiful, loving.kind.and a part of my childhood with so many fond memories. Much sadness in my heart. Till we meet again. ❤️❤️❤️😢
Annabelle Trapuzzano
  • Apr 30 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. Ruthann was a very beautiful person body and soul. She was a very caring and loving person. I am blessed to have know her. May she rest in peace ♡♡♡
Anita Biers
  • Apr 30 2019
So sorry to hear of Ruthanne's passing. She was so very nice years back to take in a long-haired orange and white kitty that was no one else would adopt, and give her, as she gave other ones, a good home for as long as they lived. Her kindness was so appreciated. Thank you, Ruthanne.
Peggy Montgomery Reihner
  • Apr 30 2019
I am so sorry to hear of Ruthann’s passing. My sympathy to Denise and Ruthann’s children and other family members. Growing up on South Main we were all very close in our early years. Many memories. Peggy Montgomery Reihner
Don Martini
  • May 1 2019
I enjoyed the chat that I had had with Ruth a few days before her passing. She showed a great deal of courage and acceptance of her state of health. I told her that she should not distress because as long as God is on the throne everything will be alright. I think that those last few words helped her. I am so sorry as to your loss.
Dana Rose
  • May 1 2019
My deepest sympathy to Scott, Chris and Gretchen. Love Dana
Paul and Darcy Bickerton
  • May 4 2019
Ruth Ann was a pleasure to be around. She always had a good word for everyone. We met her through her uncle Richard Mansfield, and his daughter Stacey, and they always spoke fondly of her and Denise. John Kraeer really liked giving her a ride on his motorcycle and she looked good on the bike. Our prayers go out to her family and friends. Paul and Darcy
Donna (McKee) Stemski
  • May 5 2019
To Ruthann's family, my deepest condolences but she is at peace now. I graduated 2 years behind Ruthann - we were cheerleaders together. My brothers, sister and I would see her at the Reunions in the Park and she was always so upbeat and cheerful. We danced many times together and she loved the electric slide. I'm sure they needed a great dancer in heaven. My prayers are with all of her family.
Joann bickerton
  • May 14 2019
Loved your mom. She was my idol, so beautiful and smart. One of my best friends in high school and after. Joann DeMaria bickerton