Ruth Emilie McCall, 91, of Uniontown, formerly of Butler, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021.
She was born on Jan. 29, 1930, and was the daughter of the late Richard and Rupertine Muhla James of Brownsdale, Pa.
She was a devoted wife for 47 years to her husband, Robert D. McCall, until he passed in 1998.
They were high school sweethearts from Penn Township High School Class of 1947.
Ruth lived in the Butler area for most of her life, with brief stints in Patuxent River, Md., and Norfolk, Va., while her husband served in the U.S. Navy. In 1998, Ruth and her husband moved to Uniontown to be closer to her daughter and three grandsons, with whom she thoroughly enjoyed spending time.
When Ruth's attention wasn't fully required to raise her two children, she worked in various administrative positions to supplant the family income. Once that was no longer necessary, Ruth pursued various artistic interests until she found her passion, which was using stained glass to create windows, lamps and decorations that she sold locally, or gave to family members and friends. She continued her glass work until she was no longer physically able to.
Ruth always managed the household finances, and was a volunteer tax preparer for Uniontown and Butler Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) organizations.
Ruth was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Uniontown and a member of the United Methodist Women. She was also an active member of Summit Presbyterian Church while she was in Butler.
Ruth was one of six siblings with two older and three younger brothers.
She is survived by two of her younger brothers, Nelson James of Renfrew and Walter James (Kathy) of La Habra, Calif.
Ruth is also survived by her son, Roger McCall and his wife, Terri, of Raleigh, N.C.; and her daughter, Susan Spinuzza and her husband, Ed Claypoole, of Uniontown.
Ruth had three grandsons, Luke Spinuzza (Vy) of Houston, Texas; James Spinuzza (Rachel) of Austin, Texas; and Joseph Spinuzza of Houston, Texas.
Ruth had one great-grandson, Jameson, Luke's son, who delighted her regularly when he was in Uniontown.
The family would like to express appreciation to the compassionate and tireless caregivers at Horizon Personal Care Home, as well as the cheerful and dependable staff of Amedysis Hospice.
MCCALL - Ruth Emilie McCall, who died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021, will be laid to rest beside her husband at Summit Presbyterian Cemetery.
A memorial service for Ruth will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, at Summit Presbyterian Church.
Arrangements were entrusted to Thompson-Miller Funeral Home, 124 E. North St., Butler.
Memorial donations may be made to Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers in Uniontown at www.interfaithvolunteercaregivers.org.
Condolences may be made at www.thompson-miller.com.
Published by Butler Eagle on Sep. 9, 2021.