Ruth C. Graybill, 84, of McAlisterville, passed away at 6:10 PM on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at the Locust Grove Retirement Village in Mifflin.
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Born on April 7, 1936 in Fayette Twp., Juniata Co., she is the daughter of the late Clyde and Mary (Fogleman) Colyer. On July 1, 1967, she married her late husband, Richard E. Graybill, with whom she was blessed to share over 45 years of marriage before his passing on December 22, 2012
Surviving her are: siblings, North F. Colyer and his wife Elaine, Charles C. Colyer and his wife Miriam “Jane” all of Mifflintown, and Connie Dillman of McAlisterville; and several generations of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her siblings, John Colyer, Dolly Colyer, Bonnie Colyer, Margaret Fronk, and a sister in infancy.
Ruth was a 1954 graduate of East Juniata High School in Cocolamus and began her employment with L. Shellenberger and Sons Shirt Factory and retired as a Presser with Lyons Fashions in McAlisterville after many years of service.
She was a member and had attended the McAlisterville United Methodist Church and enjoyed reading, word searches, watching soap operas and game shows; however, most importantly, she cherished the time spent with her family.
Public Graveside Services will be held at 3:00 PM, Friday, August 21, 2020 at the Lost Creek Mennonite Cemetery, Oakland Mills with Pastors Parrish Munro and Mindy Petrovcic officiating.
There will be no public viewing or visitation.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mrs. Graybill’s memory may be made to the McAlisterville United Methodist Church, 4633 Cuba Mills Road, Mifflintown, PA 17059.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., 111 Westfall St., McAlisterville.