Ruth (McCandless) Proper (1929 - 2016)

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Ruth McCandless Proper, 86, formerly of Titusville, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, at the Brookville Hospital surrounded by her family.
She moved to Brookville three years ago to be near her daughter Candace.
She was born April 21, 1929, at Bradleytown, Pa., to the late A. Scott and Marie Heilig McCandless.
Ruth was a graduate of Rocky Grove High School, class of 1946.
Ruth married Daniel E. Proper Sr., on March 7, 1947, in Titusville. He preceded her in death Oct. 8, 2006.
Ruth had been employed for a number of years at the former M&M Hallmark Store and also at Sylvania and Grant's Credit Office.
Ruth was a member of the Capt. R. L. Green Detachment No. 292 Marine Corp. League Ladies Auxiliary where she held detachment and state positions and helped with the gun shows in Titusville. She was also a member of the Cleo J. Ross Post No. 368 American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.
Ruth enjoyed crocheting, playing cards, reading, doing puzzles of all kinds, and family gatherings during the holidays.
Ruth is survived by three sons: Daniel E. Proper Jr. of Titusville, Terry Proper and wife Mildred of Titusville, and Jack Proper and wife Sharon of Erie; a daughter, Candace Straitiff and husband Larry of Brookville; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Dawnice Umstead of Franklin; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brothers and sisters; Darathea White, Wanda Barker, Geraldine Kurtich, Elanor, Albert, Harold, Willis, and Johnny McCandless and an infant son.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home, 303 N. Washington St., Titusville, PA 16354. A private service will be conducted on Monday for the family by Rev. Canon Martha Ishman of St. James Memorial Episcopal Church officiating. Interment will be in Sunville Cemetery.
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Published in The Courier Express on Jan. 31, 2016