Ruth Mae (Negley) Haldeman, age 91, of Penn Hall, Philadelphia Avenue, Chambersburg, and formerly of Greencastle, died at 12:20 p.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014, in the Penn Hall Nursing Center.
Born April 6, 1922, in Antrim Township, Franklin County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Rhoda (Grabill) Negley. Her husband Bruce K. Haldeman died Jan. 12, 2005.
Mrs. Haldeman graduated from Lemasters High School in 1940 and was valedictorian of her class. She worked at the former Stanley Co., Chambersburg, for a short time but was a homemaker most of her life. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting and gardening. Ruth was a member of the Shanks Church of the Brethren of Greencastle, Pa.
Surviving family are four sons Benjamin I. Haldeman and wife Kathryn, Clement L. Haldeman and wife Donna, Bruce N. Haldeman and wife Lisa, all of Greencastle, Pa., Clarence D. Haldeman of Lowville, N.Y., three sisters Rhoda Gayman, resident of Penn Hall, Chambersburg, Naomi Hunsberger, St. Thomas, Pa., and Bertha Kenepp, resident of Menno Haven Chambersburg, 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 4, at 10:30 a.m. from the Shanks Church of the Brethren on Shanks Church Road, Greencastle, with Minister David Stahl officiating. Burial will be in the Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle. The family will receive friends on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Harold M. Zimmerman And Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle, and at the church one hour before the service on Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given in her memory to the Penn Hall Benevolent Care Fund, 2011 Scotland Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201, or to the Cumberland Valley Relief Center, 4225 Molly Pitcher Highway, Chambersburg, Pa. 17202. Online condolences may be expressed at:www.zimmermanfh.com