Ruth H. Keck

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Ruth H. Keck, 97, of Shippensburg, died Saturday, March 9, 2013, in the Shippensburg Health Care Center. She was born August 29, 1915, in Shippensburg, a daughter of the late John W. and Mary S. Clensing Hauk. She was a member of Messiah United Methodist Church, Shippensburg. Many years ago Ruth worked at the former Shirt Craft Company in Shippensburg and later in life was a waitress. She was a past chaplain for the Shippensburg Civic Club and past director and secretary of the Local AARP. Ruth was a member of the Franklin County Farm Women and past president of the Episcopal Square Tenants Association. She was a graduate of the former Shippensburg High School. In addition to her parents Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin F. Keck, Sr., a daughter, June E. Kirby, a grandson, Van Williams, a great granddaughter, Michelle Keck, and three brothers, Bruce, Donald, and Joseph Hauk. She is survived by one son, Benjamin F. Keck, Jr. and his wife Bonnie of Shippensburg, five grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, eleven great-great grandchildren, three brothers, John Hauk of Frederick, Md., Norman Hauk of Chambersburg, and Rev. Paul Hauk of Shippensburg. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 13, 2013 in the Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home, Shippensburg at 10 a.m. Officiating will be The Rev. Dr. Francis H. Norton. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the services in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Messiah United Methodist Church, 30 S. Penn St., Shippensburg, PA 17257. Online condolences may be expressed at
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Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home, Inc.
112 West King Street Shippensburg, PA 17257
(717) 532-2211
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Published in Public Opinion on Mar. 11, 2013