Ruie F. Powell

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Nov. 19, 2012

Ruie F. Powell, 87, of Quakertown, formerly of Wilkes-Barre, passed away on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012 at the Lehigh Valley Medical Center, Allentown.

She was born in Wilkes-Barre on August 8, 1925, a daughter of the late Arthur and Esther Smith Boote. Ruie was a graduate of Meyers High School, class of 1943. She was formerly employed by Family Physicians Associates and by the Geisinger Family Practice, Wilkes-Barre. Prior to her retirement she was also employed by the Luzerne County Bureau of the Aging.

Ruie was a member of St. Clement and St. Peter Episcopal Church in Wilkes-Barre. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Powell in 1997; an infant son, Frank (Ricky) Powell; brother, Arthur (Bud) Boote, and sister, Eleanor Campbell.

She is survived by, her children, Susan Mountz and her husband, Michael, Shillington, Judy Stinson and her husband, Gary, Quakertown, Arthur Powell and his wife, Lisa, Palmyra; grandchildren, Kendra Seligman and her husband, Matthew, Adriann Kehl and her husband, Ryan, Amanda Gibson and her husband, Stephen, Alison Diehl and her husband, Kurt, Bradey and Zachary Powell; great-grandchildren, Elyse and Micah Seligman, Shane and Austin Kehl, Mason and Bryce Gibson, Madison Diehl; brothers, Marvin Boote, Wilkes-Barre, Fred Boote and his wife, Holly, Auburn; sister, Susan Smith and her husband, Russell, Vienna, Va.; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Friday at noon, from the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre, with the Rev. John C. Major of St. Clement and St. Peter Episcopal Church, officiating. Interment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call on Friday from 10 a.m. until noon at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

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Published in Times Leader on Nov. 21, 2012
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