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RUTH ISABELLE FELT


1918 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
RUTH ISABELLE FELT Obituary
FELT RUTH ISABELLE
Mrs. Felt died Monday, November 11, 2013, at her son's house in Taos, New Mexico, just shy of her 95th birthday. Mrs. Felt was born December 31, 1918 in Alliance, Ohio, the daughter of James F. Sullivan and Clara Sullivan (Schneider). She lived in Niles, Ohio until 1941, when she married Lt. Robert L. Felt, USNR of Minneapolis, MN. Mr. Felt was a metallurgical engineer. After service during the Second World War, they moved to Pittsburgh, PA where Mrs. Felt lived until she moved to Taos, New Mexico, in August of this year. She worked for Sears and Roebuck, becoming one of the first female department heads. After retirement, the Felts loved traveling to Israel, Turkey and Egypt and dedicated themselves to their grandchildren. Mrs. Felt was a 54-year member of the Mt. Lebanon United Presbyterian Church where she was active in Sunday School Class, and was frequently found working in the church kitchen. Until the time of her move, she was cooking meals to raise money for missions. She was also active with the Salvation Army. Mr. and Mrs. Felt were recipients of the Booth Award for exceptional service to the Salvation Army. She was preceded in death by her husband in 2011 and is survived by her son, Robert Felt, Jr.; and his wife, Martha, of Taos, New Mexico; and her daughter, Rebecca Bickel, M.D.; and Reverend Dr. Bruce Bickel of Pittsburgh, PA. She had four grandsons, Kristopher, Robert, Dylan, and William; and a granddaughter, Amelia. She would have become a great- grandmother in January of 2014. There will be a Memorial Service at the United Presbyterian Church, Washington Road, Pittsburgh 15216. A light lunch and fellowship will follow in the Church Hall. We request a gift to the Salvation Army or the Mt. Lebanon United Presbyterian Church in lieu of flowers.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Nov. 22 to Nov. 23, 2013
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