Ruth Yingst, 91, nanny, church kitchen volunteer

By on February 16, 2012

Ruth Naomi (Bennetch) Yingst, 91, of Stevens, passed away Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 at her residence.

Born in Lebanon, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Sallie (Sholly) Bennetch and was the wife of the late Lewis I. Yingst.

She was a member of Ephrata Church of the Brethren and attended Steinmetz Church, Lebanon Gospel Center and Richland Church of the Brethren. She enjoyed going to church and helping out in the kitchen. Family was very important to her and she enjoyed cooking, putting together photo albums and collecting.

Ruth had worked at Parkside Manor, Miesee Bakery, Nichols Department store and was a nanny for several families.

Ruth is survived by three sons: James D., husband of Carmen Yingst, of Hemet, Calif.; John A., husband of Patsy M. (Wenzel) Yingst, of Millsboro, Del.; and Joel L., husband of Susan (Fern) Yingst, of Ephrata; seven grandchildren: Lewis A. Yingst, Lisa A. Sweigart, Tara L. Yingst, Trent D. Yingst, Tahlia S. Brunner, Jane J. Rosewall and Laura Rosewall; 12 great-grandchildren: Kayla, Alyson, Jayden, Jesse, Dakota, Joseph, Trent, Ashlyn, Jackson, Arianna, Richie and Danielle; and two great-great-grandchildren: Olivia and Adylin.

Besides her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her siblings: Mark Bennetch, Arthur Bennetch, Emma Hickernell and Benjamin Bennetch; and two grandchildren: Bonnie and Mijou.

Funeral services will be held on Feb. 18 at 11 a.m. at the Ephrata Church of the Brethren, 201 Crescent Ave., Ephrata, with Pastors Galen Hackman and Rob Eshelman officiating. Burial will take place in the Fairview Cemetery Annex.

Memorial contributions in Ruth’s memory may be made to Hospice of Lancaster County, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604.

Arrangements are being made by Roseboro Stradling Funeral & Cremation Services Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at

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