Ruth B. Hess, 92, owned and managed bakery
Ruth B. Hess, 92, formerly of Akron, went to be with Jesus Aug, 11, 2013, while surrounded by her loved ones at Landis Homes in Lititz. She was the wife of David M. Hess, II for 68 years and was the daughter of Charles and Flora Breneman of Manor Township. Ruth was a charter member of the Akron Mennonite Church. Known for her delicious baked goods, she had her own business and later managed a bake shop in Akron. An avid gardener who shared her bounty with friends, she was also a skilled seamstress. Most importantly, she loved Jesus and was a steadfast wife to her husband and dearly loved her children and grandchildren.
Ruth was preceded in death by brothers: Charles, Ralph, Paul, Earl and Martin and sister: Emma Gochnauer and is survived by sisters: Grace, wife of Ernest Ebersole and Betty, wife of Albert Brubaker. She is survived by five children: David in Gravenhurst, Ontario, Canada; James, husband of Diana in Ephrata; Daniel in Reading; Cheryl, wife of Clyde Erb in Millersville and John, husband of Sharon in Manheim. She was preceded in death by daughter: Phyllis, wife of Timothy Gorno in Lititz. She has 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at the Akron Mennonite Church, Akron, Aug. 14, with Pastor Jim Amstutz and Chaplain Donna Mack Shenk officiating. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Ruth’s memory to Landis Homes Caring Fund, 1001 E. Oregon Rd., Lititz, PA 17543.
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at stradlingfuneralhome.com.
About Ephrata Review
Test drivers charged by Tesla
Last Saturday afternoon I was sitting behind the wheel of...
- Posted August 29, 2015
Dog Days of Summer: A Best Friend Party
A Day for the Dogs The 7th annual Dog Days...
- Posted August 27, 2015
Taste Of The Town August 26, 2015 Edition
Lily’s Has Fresh Flavors and Exciting Entertainment Where can you...
Sept. 19 is a day for the dogs
Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue holds its annual fundraising golf...
Two injured, one critically, in Route 222 crash
A 17-year-old boy is in critical condition and a 62-year-old...
Annual Adamstown PowWow set for this weekend
The Native American powwow is still alive in Lancaster...
End of Summer Rockfest at Denver Park benefits food bank project
Three rock bands, two of which are local and...