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Ruth C. Criswell

  • "Charlie, Doreen, & family, I'm so sorry for your loss, she..."
  • "My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most..."
  • "to the family,Ruth will be missed,such a wonderful lady ..."
  • "To Ruth's family I give my deepest sympathies for the loss..."
    - April Antico

WINDSOR Ruth C. (Graham) Criswell, 89, entered into God's eternal home after a lengthy illness on Monday, February 10, 2014, at 2:48 a.m. at Manor Care Dallastown. She was the wife of David J. Criswell, who entered into rest on Sept. 24, 2004. Ruth was born in York, on July 26, 1924, and was the daughter of the late Charles and Grace (Boyd) Graham. Ruth worked in numerous sewing factories and was a member of the New Bridgeville Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. She volunteered at Manor Care Dallastown and attended the former St. Paul's Chapel U.M. Church in New Bridgeville and also attended Red Lion Bible Church. She enjoyed cooking and crafts. Surviving are a son, Charles J. Criswell and his wife, Dorene of Windsor; two grandchildren, Tiffany J. Sipe and husband, Patrick of Red Lion, and James J. Criswell and his companion, Lolita Figdore of Windsor; two sisters, Velma Waltermyer of Red Lion and Pauline Snyder and Allen of Windsor; two brothers, Charles Graham, Jr. and Betty of Red Lion, and Glenn Graham and companion, Judy of Windsor; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, James J. Criswell on August 28, 1968, who died while serving his country in the Vietnam War; and by a sister, Mary Krout. A viewing will be held Wednesday, February 19, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Burg Funeral Home, Inc., 134 W. Broadway, Red Lion. A Service of Honor and Praise for Ruth will begin at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 19, at the funeral home. The Rev. Steven A. Schmuck, pastor of Red Lion Bible Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove (East End) Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Contributions may be offered to Red Lion Bible Church "Bus Ministry."
Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Feb. 12, 2014
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