Ruby L. Woodland, 94, of Ulster, PA went home to be with her Lord Sunday evening Dec. 9, 2012 at home surrounded by her loving and devoted family.
Ruby was born the daughter of the late Dewey J. and Ruth L. (Wilson) Hamilton in Jackson Summit, PA on March 9, 1918. She was a member of the graduating class of Millerton High School in 1935. She loved her God, her family, her church and her country. She loved to play the hymns of the church and played for the Jackson Center Church starting at the age of sixteen and continued for many years. She also taught Sunday school classes there. In 1943 she married William H. Barnes and they had many happy years together. In 1964 Bill became pastor of the United Methodist Church in Genesee, where she became the organist and choir director during that time. Ruby was a widow for six years following her husband's death in 1985. In 1991 she married Winfield Woodland and they shared the golden years together. In 1992 she also joined the Burlington Church where her husband was a member. She was the organist and choir director for the Burlington Church until Oct. 21, 2012. She was also a lay speaker and took her turn with the other lay speakers of the church, and was very proud to be a member of the Wellsboro Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Surviving Ruby are her loving husband Winfield Woodland; daughter; Melanie (Richard) Cowan; son Larry (Diana) Barnes; daughters, Bonnie Williams and Penny (Scott) Geiss; son, Donald (Kathryn) Woodland and daughter, Judy (Ebert) Phillips, She has nine grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Ruby had many brothers and sisters in law and many nieces and nephews she loved dearly.
Family and friends are invited to gather at the Jackson Center United Methodist Church, Friday, December 14, 2012 from 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services celebrating the life of Ruby will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 7 p.m. Reverend Jennifer Wolf will officiate.