WINDBER — FRANCE – Emma Ruth, 92, Windber, formerly of Berlin, died Jan. 10, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Dec. 24, 1920, in Berlin, daughter of Harry H. and Ida M. (Walker) Donner. Preceded in death by parents; husband, William; brothers, Clyde, Benjamin and Robert; and sisters, Peggy Sarver and Betty McGregor. Survived by children, Brian, married to the former Cynthia Riddiford, Centre Hall; and Susan Joseph, and husband, Norman, Westmont; and grandchildren, Allison and Benjamin France and Isaac and Simon Joseph. She was a graduate of Berlin Brothersvalley High School and was a retired teller from the former Philson National Bank. Member of Berlin Brethren Church and OES 138, Somerset. She enjoyed needlework, quilting, gardening, canning, baking cookies and spending time with her grandchildren. She was the last surviving member of her family. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Deaner Funeral Home, Berlin, where service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, the Rev. Tom Sprowls Jr., officiating. Interment, Berlin IOOF Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to Berlin Brethren Church Youth Group, 620 Main St., Berlin, Pa. 15530, or Berlin Historical Society, 400 Vine St., Berlin, Pa. 15530. (DeanerFuneralsAndCremations.com)
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Elmer L. Piper Sr.
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William W. Resick
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Joseph W. Robey Jr.
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Stella Ann (Francek) Sewalk
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Doris J. Sowerbrower
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Michael G. Yurasek
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