Ruth R. Hardy, 92, of 612 South Ave., passed away Wednesday (Nov. 23, 2016) surrounded by her loving family, at UPMC Hamot Medical Center in Erie.
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Born Feb. 4, 1924, in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late Roy and Verna (Schaffer) Ripple.
On March 30, 1946 in Bradford, she married Robert W. Hardy, who died June 12, 1998.
She was a 1942 graduate of Bradford High School. During World War II, she worked at Dresser Manufacturing as a phone operator.
Ruth worked as the receptionist and bookkeeper for Proper's Florist and Greenhouse for many years and loved her work. She loved meeting and helping others and enjoyed spending time with her daughter's dog, "Dasy."
She was a member of Hill Memorial United Methodist Church and taught Sunday School for pre-school age children for many years.
Surviving are one daughter, Kay (Jim) Conway of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; four stepgrandchildren, Carolyn Hoare, Teresa Love, Christina Lawrence and Ann Marie Conway, and six stepgreat-grandchildren; a sister, Jane Olson of Bradford and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers, Frank Ripple and Harold Ripple; and two sisters, Pearl Barber and Audrey Felmlee.
Family will be receiving friends from 11 a.m. to noon, Monday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., South Ave., where funeral services will be held at noon with the Rev. Jay Tennies, pastor of Hill Memorial United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to Hill Memorial United Methodist Church Memorial Fund or to the charity of donor's choice.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
33 South Avenue
Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era from Nov. 26 to Dec. 2, 2016