Mrs. Ruth M. Pickett, age 90, of 393 Marbaker Rd., Laceyville, Pa., went home to be with her Lord and Savior, on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 14, 2011 at her home in Tuscarora Twp., Bradford County, Pa.
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Mrs. Pickett was born in Laceyville, Pa., on March 22, 1921, a daughter of Charles R. Inman who passed away in 1941 and Alice V. McManus Inman who passed away in 1983. Mrs. Pickett was a resident of Laceyville most of her life. She was the wife of the late R. Bruce Pickett who passed away in 1957.
In the fall of 1956, Ruth started working for the Grange National Banks in Laceyville, Lawton and Meshoppen and worked there, for 42 years. For many years Mrs. Pickett turned her hobby of building doll houses and doll furniture into a long time business, known as Ruth's Doll Houses and Furniture, working out of her home just outside of Laceyville for many years.
For the last few years she turned her spare time into working on her family's genealogy and family history, tracing the Inman and Preston Families back to England.
Mrs. Pickett attended the Transue Community Church and she was a member of the Wyoming County Historical Society.
Surviving is her sister Mrs. Lucy M. Hamilton of Windsor, N.Y.; and her three brothers, Eugene E. Inman of Meshoppen, Pa. and Ray B. Inman and Charles R. and his wife Sharon Slater, all of Laceyville, Pa. She is also survived by an aunt, Mrs. Shirley McManus of Conklin, N.Y.; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins, as well as many beloved friends, including Joyce Ann McMicken and her family. Besides her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by her little sister, Annabel Inman, who passed away in 1934.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 19, 2011 at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, Pa., with Rev. Charles Bishop of the Transue Community Church officiating. Interment will be in the Lacey Street Cemetery in Laceyville, Pa. Family and friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Wyoming County Red Cross, 455 SR6E, Ste 2, P.O. Box 386, Tunkhannock, PA 18657, to help her friends and neighbors, recover from the September flooding.
Published in Daily Review on Sept. 16, 2011