Ruth M. Bishop of Waymart died Monday morning at Wayne Woodlands Manor following an illness.
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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.
To send the family an online condolence, visit www.jameswilsonfuneralhome.com.
Published in Scranton Times on Mar. 30, 2013