Ruth Lowe Lucker

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Ruth Lowe Lucker, 92, a resident at Abington Manor in South Abington Twp., died Friday morning. She was the widow of Gordon H. Lucker, who died Jan. 31, 2006.

Ruth was born in Scranton and grew up in the Hyde Park section and lived her adult life in Dunmore. She was the daughter of the late George Lowe and Rose Reed Lowe Lloyd. She was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School. Following graduation, she worked at the Scranton Lace Co. as a secretary. After marrying, she devoted her time providing a good home for her family. During this time, she pursued sewing and volunteering. She was a longtime member of the Presbyterian Church of Dunmore, where she served as an elder, taught Sunday school, sang in the choir and was active in the women's association. As an elder, she occasionally held the office of clerk of the session. While participating in the women's association, she held positions from leader to president. She was also active in the Lackawanna Presbytery committees. In the late 1970s, she was elected to the position of stated clerk, which she held for 13 years. During this time, she was hired to be secretary for the Presbytery office. Throughout her life she was faithful to the church and served in whatever capacity she was asked.

Ruth was very active with the Scranton-Pocono Girl Scout Council. She began volunteering as a troop leader and volunteered to be a group leader for the day camp programs. She served as a director of the Girl Scout council, holding several leadership positions, including president. Because of her commitment to Girl Scouting, her daughters participated throughout their growing-up years. After retirement, she joined the Century Club, where she enjoyed playing bridge.

Her hobbies included sewing, cooking, playing bridge and pinochle. She and her husband enjoyed trips to Maine and bird-watching trips. She was a faithful wife and was proud of her children and grandchildren.

Ruth's family would like to thank Elmcroft of Mid Valley, Abington Manor and AseraCare Hospice for the compassionate care they provided over the years.

Surviving are her daughters, Sheryl Lucker Marionni and husband, Edward, Dalton; and Ruth Lucker Burnett and husband, Dennis, Beaver; grandchildren, Christopher Marionni and wife, Joom, Seoul, South Korea; Elizabeth Marionni Musso and husband, Christopher, Clarks Summit; Johnathan Lucker Burnett and wife, Holly, Pittsburgh; and Jennifer Burnett Perry and husband, Jason, Toms River, Va.; great-grandchild, Jade Madisen Burnett; several nieces and a nephew.

She was also preceded in death by a brother, George Lowe and wife, Jean; and a sister, Doris L. Mayer and husband, Vernon.

Memorial services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Presbyterian Church of Dunmore, 137 Chestnut St., Dunmore, with the Rev. Kenneth Forbes, pastor, as officiating clergy. Interment and committal will be private in Dunmore Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Presbyterian Church of Dunmore, 137 Chestnut St., Dunmore, PA 18512.

Arrangements by the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home of Scranton.

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Published in Scranton Times on May 5, 2013