December 30, 2012
Ruth W. Hurst, 79, of Pine Grove, passed away Sunday at home.
Born in Brecknock Township, Lancaster County, Nov. 7, 1933, she was a daughter of the late Harvey B. and Lydia Weaver Eberly.
Ruth was a member of Palo Alto Mennonite Chapel.
She was preceded in death by two brothers.
Surviving are her husband of 59 years, Raymond S. Hurst; two daughters, Karen, wife of Paul Riegel, Schuylkill Haven, and Kathy Ferguson, Pine Grove; two sons, Jay and his wife, Jean Hurst, Schuylkill Haven, and Dale and his wife, Gale Hurst, Pine Grove; 16 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three sisters and three brothers.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Schuylkill Church of the Brethren, 347 Sweet Arrow Lake Road, Pine Grove, with Pastor Brian Martin officiating. There will be a viewing from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday and from 9:30 a.m. until time of service Friday at the church. Interment will follow in Roedersville Mennonite Cemetery, Pine Grove. The family would prefer, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Pa., 1320 Lingles-town Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110, in her memory. H.L. Snyder Funeral Home Inc., Pine Grove, is in charge of arrangements.