Ruby L. Huffman, 94, formerly of Wyoming Avenue, Kingston, and Carlisle Street, Wilkes-Barre, died Friday. Her husband of 43 years, Henry "Bud" Huffman, preceded her in death.
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Born in Wilkes-Barre on March 4, 1920, daughter of the late Joseph and Edith Evans Lewis, Ruby was a 1938 graduate of Meyers High School and was a member of Cherry Street Bible Church in Plymouth. Before retirement, she was employed during World War II in defense work at Tung Sol Lamp Works Inc., Newark, N.J., Spinning Wheel Restaurant, Faith Shoe and Frye Boot. She was member of Firwood Senior Citizens, Kingston Senior Center and the Residents Club of Dan Flood Tower.
Jesus, her friends and her family were the loves of her life. She always prayed, hoped and loved. Her impact was far-reaching and profound. She had a quiet and gentle spirit and was a great example of Jesus' steadfast love and sacrifices. Ruby was godly, humble, generous, responsible and selfless, and was a little feisty, too.
Surviving are a son, Lynn W. Huffman, Montoursville; daughter, Dawn Galavitz, Dunmore; grandchildren, Johnny, Tami, Stephanie, Carrie and Steven; and great-grandchildren, Hannah, Jay, Daniel, Julia, Olivia, Kate, Sydney, Ethan, Ellie, Emma, Colin, Arden and Henry. They are very young but will remember her fondly.
She was also preceded in death by an infant sister, Mildred Lewis; sister, Madge L. Miller; brothers, Joseph W. Lewis, Richard Lewis and Glenn Lewis; daughter-in-law, Patricia Huffman; and brother-in-law, Joseph Barry Miller.
A celebration of Ruby's life will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at McLaughlin's — the Family Funeral Service, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, led by her grandson, Pastor John Stange. Interment will be in Hanover Cemetery.
Visitation will be Monday, 6 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, 10 to 11.
Ruby very much enjoyed attending services at Pocono Mountain Bible Conference and gave consistently to that ministry. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you donate to PMBC, 191 Clifton Beach Road, Clifton Twp., PA 18424.
Messages and memories can be shared at www.cele brateherlife.com
McLaughlin's - The Family Funeral Service
142 South Washington Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
Published in Scranton Times on Apr. 6, 2014