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Ruth D. Harris

July 5, 1914 ~ November 11, 2018 (age 104)

Ruth D. Harris, 104, of Williamsport, died Nov. 11, 2018 at Valley View Nursing Center.

She was born July 5, 1914, in Laporte, a daughter of the late Harry and Melvina (May) DeWald.

Ruth retired from the former Schnadig Corporation, enjoyed crocheting, knitting, crossword puzzles, and reading books, especially the newspaper.

In addition to her parents, preceding her in death was her husband, Oscar P. Harris, and she was the last of 11 siblings.

Surviving are a son, Dwight (Sonnette) Harris, of Williamsport; a daughter, Joanne Messick, of Williamsport; four grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren, and a great-great-great-grandchild.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad Street, Montoursville, with Pastor Robert W. Regan officiating.  Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park.  Family and friends will be received from 10 – 11 a.m. Friday, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Buchanan Baptist Church, 3240 Grimesville Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.

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