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Ruth L. Weller

Ruth L. (Garrow) Weller, age 102, of Boca Raton, Florida died unexpectedly at her home at 12:15 a. m. Tuesday, January 1, 2019.

Born in Danville on November 13, 1916, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Ethel (Bennett) Garrow.  Her early life was spent in Danville and she was a 1934 graduate of Danville High School.

Ruth resided in Florida for 23 years and previously lived in Bloomsburg for three years and prior to that resided in many places including, California.

She was an accomplished pianist and served as an accompanist for many singers, including Louise Mitrani of Bloomsburg who had a  program  on a Scranton radio station. She also had her own program on a Boyertown, PA station at one time.  

Ruth also served as a pianist in churches her husband served and in recent years she played at a ministry of her church, Calvary Chapel, to a local nursing home in Boca Raton.  She was an inspiration to friends and fellow church members. She was keen about current events and an avid reader, especially of the Bible.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Frank H. Weller, on November 27, 1997; by two sisters, Dolly Krum and Beatrice Umstead; and a brother, John Franklin Garrow.

Surviving are two daughters: Carole L. Hafer, Prescott, Ariz. and Christine Anne Lyons, with whom she resided in Boca Raton; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 11, 2019 at 2 p. m. in the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market St., Bloomsburg. Private interment will be in New Rosemont Cemetery, Espy. Viewing will be from 1-2 p. m.

Memorials may be sent in her memory to Samaritan’s Purse, P. O. Box 3000, Boone, N.C. 28607.


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The Keller family sends our love and condolences to all Ruths family, but especially Chris and Nathan. We loved Ruth and will never forget her gentle voice, her storytelling, and her wisdom from a long life lived with great faith. The photos and music honoring Ruth brought tears A perfect reflection of her musical gift and her generous heart of service to all Gods children.

Dianna Keller Milam Mar 20 2019 12:00 AM

Your mother blessed so many people with her faith and kindness. Praying that youll find comfort in your memories of her and in the knowledge that others are missing her, too.

Mary and Bob Wilkey Jan 5 2019 12:00 AM

You touched my life in so many beautiful ways. I was blessed to call you family. You will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing you.

Patti Ranieri Jan 4 2019 12:00 AM

Dearest Sweet Ruthie,
You were an extra ordinary true beauty , one of a kind , inside and out. We love you and we miss you so much already. We miss your sweet tender voice and your smile. Enjoy Gods love . Rest In Peace. Joan and Bill.

Joan and Bill Snow Jan 4 2019 12:00 AM

A Gentle Sentiment was sent on January 3, 2019

Rest in piece Aunt Ruthie. Love Patty(Umstead) and Sam Marolo

Expression of Sympathy Jan 3 2019 12:00 AM

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