Paul Ruth, 91, worked for Fairmount and MCC

By on December 8, 2011

Paul Landis Ruth, 91, died early Friday morning, Dec. 2, 2011 at Indiana University Health Goshen Hospital, Goshen, Ind., where he had been since Wednesday.

A former Akron resident, he was born April 19, 1920 in Hilltown to Arthur D. and Florence (Landis) Ruth. He married Marjorie Wienss on Nov. 20, 1953 in Beatrice, Neb. She survives.

A member of College Mennonite Church, Goshen, Mr. Ruth started Menno Travel Service in Pennsylvania and worked with Mennonite Central Committee for more than 20 years. He also worked as an administrator of Fairmont Rest Home, Ephrata, for 20 years.

Also surviving are two daughters: Janet, wife of David Krueper Ruth, of Corrales, N.M.; and Rita, wife of Phillip Rupp, of Goshen, Ind.; two sons: Douglas Ruth, Sunnyvale, Calif.; and Michael Ruth, Longmont, Colo.; six grandchildren; and two brothers: Marvin Ruth, Newville; and Ralph, husband of Nan Ruth, of Perkasie.

He was preceded in death by a brother: Harold Ruth.

A memorial service was held on Dec. 5 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen. Mr. Ruth’s wishes were to be cremated. His cremains will be scattered at a later date in the College Mennonite Scattering Grounds.

Memorial contributions may be made to Greencroft Foundation, Mennonite Central Committee or Goshen Care at Home Hospice.

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