Ruth M. Bishop

Ruth M. Bishop of Waymart died Monday morning at Wayne Woodlands Manor following an illness.

Born in Damascus, Pa., daughter of the late Earl and Louisa Paynter Rolston, she was a member of the S. Canaan Free Methodist Church. She had worked as a telephone operator in Waymart, at Grant's Department Store, Waymart Knitwear, and prior to retirement, she worked as a caregiver. She held numerous offices in several church and civic organizations.

Surviving are a daughter, Sharyn Knecht and her husband, William of Waymart; grandchildren, Tammy, Tim, Todd and Brenda; 11 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra Lord; and brothers, Les, Ken and Roy Rolston.

Cremation took place in the Lake Region Crematory at the James Wilson Funeral Home, Lake Ariel.

Memorial services will be at a time to be announced this spring.

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Published in Scranton Times on Mar. 30, 2013