Obituary Notice: Ruth A. Pearce

Ruth A. Pearce, 73, of Luthersburg died Monday, Jan. 18, 2016 at her home. Born Sept. 13, 1942 in Punxsutawney, she was the daughter of the Herbert and Kathleen (Bennett) Haag.

On Jan. 26, 1963, she married Norman R. Pearce.  He preceded her in death on Nov. 19, 2011.

She, along with her husband, operated the Curwensville Tastee Freez for many years.

Mrs. Pearce was a member of the St. Luke’s United Church of Christ. She was a volunteer for the American Red Cross and the DuBois Area Historical Society.

She loved to travel, go camping and enjoyed fishing.  Most of all, she loved being with her family.

She is survived by two children, Ralph E. Pearce of San Diego, Calif., and Marsha J. DePello of Luthersburg; three brothers, Larry Haag and his wife, Jan of Punxsutawney, Thomas Haag of Reynoldsville and Darrell Haag and his wife, Marilyn of DuBois; two step-sisters, Elaine Vickland and Joanne Weaver; two grandchildren, Rebecca Weber and Jessica Rockwell; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Peggy Schaffer; a step-brother, William Weaver; and a step-mother, Lorraine Weaver.

Friends will be received from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Thursday at the Goble-Baronick Funeral Home.

A service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, at the funeral home with Pastor Robert Newell officiating.

Burial will be in Troutville Trinity United Church of Christ Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the American Red Cross, DuBois Chapter, 109 N. Brady St., Suite 2, DuBois, PA 15801 and or St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, 4229 Golden Yoke Rd., Luthersburg, PA 15848 and or the Brady Township Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 157, Luthersburg, PA 15848.

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