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Ruth E. Sentgeorge, 88, formerly of Erie, Pa., peacefully slipped into the arms of Jesus on Monday afternoon, February 17, 2014 at Rheems Nursing Center, Rheems, Pa. Born in Erie, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Carl and Margaret Gorr Churchill. She was the wife of the late Edward F. Sentgeorge, for 55 years, prior to his passing in 2004.
Prior to moving to Lancaster County to be closer to family, Ruth had been a lifelong resident of Erie. She was a charter and active member of First Alliance Church in Erie, where she played organ and piano and taught Sunday school. Ruth and her husband helped to found Erie Youth for Christ. She was employed for 15 years by Erie Insurance Company, where she worked in the payroll and underwriting departments. In addition to flower gardening, Ruth enjoyed spending time at Presque Isle State Park.
Ruth is survived by three children, John M., husband of Paula D. Daubenspeck Sentgeorge, of Marietta, Pa., Margaret A., wife of Joseph M. Ryan, II, of Loveland, Colo., and Catherine R., wife of Richard A. Byham, of Charleston, S.C.; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Catherine Johnson and Margaret Churchill.
Friends may call at the Dusckas-Martin Funeral Home, 4216 Sterrettania Rd., on Saturday, from 10 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Service at 11:30 a.m., with Pastor Dave Snyder officiating. Interment will be private in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Erie, Pa. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Danner Home, Attn: Dusty Mattern, 44 West Ferdinand Street, Manheim, PA 17545. To send condolences, visit www.dusckasfuneralhome.com
Dusckas-Martin Funeral Home
4216 Sterrettania Road
Erie, PA 16506
Published in the Erie Times-News on Feb. 26, 2014