Ruth G. Bean, 93, a lifelong resident of Scranton, died Tuesday morning in the VNA Hospice Inpatient Unit at Geisinger Community Medical Center. She was the widow of Edward S. Miller Bean, funeral director, who died May 18, 2003.
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Born in Scranton, daughter of the late Emil O. and Helen C. Peil Glaser, she was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School, class of 1938. She was a member and ordained deacon of Hickory Street Presbyterian Church and active in the Women of Hickory, the quilters, Adult Fellowship and Bible study. She was a past member of the Century Club, American Legion Post 948 and Ladies Auxiliary. During World War II, she was with the American Red Cross Domestic Service Armed forces, and after the war served as a volunteer driver with the Motor Corps Scranton Chapter of the American Red Cross. She worked for the former South Scranton Bank and Trust and the U.S. Hoffman Machinery Corp., and retired from Moses
Taylor Hospital, where she worked in the admissions department.
Surviving are two nieces, Carol Warnock, Abingdon, Md.; and Linda Pugh, Collinsville, Va.; and additional nieces, nephews and
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Carl E. Glaser.
Funeral services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Hickory Street Presbyterian Church, 435 Hickory St., Scranton, by the Rev. Dr. Stuart Thomas Wilson, interim pastor. Interment of her ashes will follow at Dunmore Cemetery.
There will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hickory Street Presbyterian Church, 435 Hickory St., Scranton, PA 18505.
Arrangements are by the Miller Bean Funeral Home Inc.
Miller Bean Funeral Home Inc
436 Cedar Ave
Scranton, PA 18505
Published in Scranton Times on July 27, 2014