Ruth S. Stoltzfus Houck

Ruth S. Stoltzfus Houck, 87 yrs., of Elizabethtown, formerly of Elverson, died suddenly on Monday, March 9, 2020 at her home.

She was born on Saturday, February 18, 1933 in Reading, Pa.  Ruth was the daughter of the late James H. and Sally (Stoudt) Pautsch.  She was the wife of the late Abner P. Stoltzfus, who died in October of 1965 and the late Frank M. Houck, who died in June of 2017.

Ruth was a farm wife to her beloved family.   She was a former member of Goodwill United Methodist Church.  Ruth was also a school bus driver for the Eshelman Bus Company and was a cafeteria manager at the Twin Valley School District.  She loved to sew and was a volunteer at the Morgantown Reuzit Shop. 

Ruth was preceded in death by a daughter, Debra Ann Stoltzfus and two brothers, Harry and George Pautsch.

Surviving are three sons, Frank P. (Irene) Stoltzfus of Elizabethtown, Robert P. (Beth) Stoltzfus of Elverson and Melvin L. (Sheryl) Houck of Narvon and a daughter, Diane S. (Steve) Drumheller of Morgantown.  There are 9 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 2 PM from the Hopewell Church, 2286 Hopewell Road, Elverson, Pa. with Pastor Vernon Stoltzfus and Pastor Rick Taylor officiating.  Interment will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery. A calling hour will be held starting at 12 PM at the church. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in the memory of Ruth to Missionaries Drew & Jessica (granddaughter) Welch, Open Bible Churches, 2020 Bell Ave., Des Moines, IA  50315.  

  Arrangements by The Labs Funeral Home, Inc of Honey Brook, Pa.

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I was so very sad to hear about the loss of Ruth. She was a kind and wonderful person. Ruth and I spent many hours in classes sewing and embroidering on our Bernina sewing machines. She would spend time with me when I had the store in Kutztown.. Ruth lovingly earned the nick name “Ruth the Ripper” because she would gladly rip out any mistakes made by others in the classes. My sincere condolences. Your mother will be missed.

~ Sherry Monberger Goodyear, AZ
3/13/2020 8:24:57 PM

Dear Family! I am sorry for your loss! I received a lot of love and support from Ruth in my post teen years and enjoyed cleaning her house, sharing recipes with her and catching up when our paths crossed. Asking the God of ALL comfort to minister to and through you, as you celebrate her life this weekend! Sending a hug to each one from Virginia, via my mom! Chrissy

~ Christina "Chrissy" Moyer Powhatan, Virginia
3/13/2020 3:13:33 PM

Ruth was a good friend and neighbor when I lived in Elverson. I knew her for so many years and shared many good times and the personal sad memories. Ruth knew my children well. Ruth, my friend will be missed dearly.

~ Ruth Werner Hamburg, Pennsylvania
3/11/2020 11:01:14 AM

We are so sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed visiting with her.

~ Les and Dee Franklin, TN
3/10/2020 10:50:01 AM

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