Ruth A. Good, 97, self-taught artist of handmade quilts, furniture, and stained glass

By on February 17, 2016

Ruth Anna Good, 97, formerly of Wilmington, Del., died Feb. 8, 2016, at Willow Valley Retirement Community.

Born in Goodville, a daughter of the late John P. and Anna (Souder) Witmer, her husband, Dr. Warren R. Good, a Reamstown native, died Jan. 13, 2002.

Ruth was a self-taught artist and crafter with many handmade quilts, braided rugs, lampshades, ornaments, dried flower pictures, and refinished furniture to her credit. Keeping her mind sharp and a competitive spirit throughout her life, Ruth loved games and puzzles. During her last two years of failing health and vision she still created keepsakes of colored marker stained-glass imitations for friends and family.

Surviving are daughters: Rena (Stephen) Winter, Oxford; and Linda Good, married to William Elfring, Philadelphia; grandchildren: Erik, Kristina and Jason Winter; and Ryan Pumpian; and great-grandchildren: Dylan and Cole Pumpian and Lyla Winter.

Siblings Edith Martin and Roy Witmer predeceased her.

A memorial celebration of life will be held Saturday, March 19, at 10:30 a.m., in the Lakes Manor Auditorium, 300 Willow Valley Lakes Drive, Willow Street. The family will greet friends following the service. Private inurnment will be in Muddy Creek Cemetery, Swartzville.

Rather than flowers, consider contributions to Hospice and Community Care, Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604.

Good Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, Reamstown, is honored to be serving Ruth’s family. Online condolences may be offered at

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