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Ruth M. DeFant

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Ruth M. DeFant

AGE: 86 • formerly of Audubon

Ruth M. DeFant (nee Graham), formerly of Audubon, NJ, & Phila., PA, age 86, passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2012, at Vitas Hospice at Kennedy Hospital, Stratford. She is predeceased by her son Joseph DeFant, Jr., two sisters Jane Miller & Margaret Goshen and two brothers Benjamin Graham & Raymond Graham. She is the loving wife of Joseph DeFant of Audubon Park; dear mother of Linda Henry & her husband John and Robert DeFant of West Berlin; sister of Millie Roll, Joseph Graham, George Graham and Betty Baer, cherished grandmother of 3 and great grandmother of 9; also survived by her daughter in law Patricia DeFant.

Ruth was born and raised in Phila. and had been employed by the Phila. School System. She handled all the janitorial duties and maintenance for the Disston Elementary School. She was also a member of the Haddon Heights VFW Post 1958 Socialites. One of Ruth's favorite past times was going to the casino's.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing on Saturday morning from 9:00-11:00AM at the HENRY FUNERAL HOME, 152 W Atlantic Ave, Audubon. Funeral Service will follow at 11AM. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ruth's memory may be made to: The Saint Vincent DePaul Society, St. John's Church, Park & Lees Ave., Collingswood, NJ 08108.


Published in Courier-Post on Jan. 27, 2012
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