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Ruth J. Wheeland

March 1, 1931 ~ May 11, 2022 (age 91)


Ruth J. Wheeland, 91, of Loyalsock Township, passed away on May 11, 2022, at The Gatehouse.

She was born March 1, 1931, in Williamsport, daughter of Bruce and Ina (Kilmer) Henry.

Ruth retired as Loyalsock Township Secretary. She was the first woman Township Supervisor of Loyalsock Township. She was a member of Faxon Kenmar United Methodist Church. She enjoyed quilting, traveling with her husband, and loved playing cards with her grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.  

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John W. Wheeland; daughter, Kathy J. Hoyt; great-granddaughter, Savannah Terry; and sister, Nancy Knipper.

She is survived by her son, Rick H. (Dianna) Wheeland; five grandchildren, Brent (Samantha) Wheeland, Jennifer (Jason) Albright, Katie (Logan) Terry, Jeffrey (Nadera) Hoyt, and Jessica (Nathan) Baier; eight great-grandchildren; one step grandchild; one step great-grandchild; and her cat, White Paws.

There will be a graveside service at 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at Montoursville Cemetery with John Confer officiating. A viewing for family and friends will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad Street, Montoursville, PA 17754.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to The Gatehouse, 1100 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701.

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May 17, 2022

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Spitler Funeral Home
733 Broad Strret
Montoursville, PA 17754

Graveside Service
May 17, 2022

11:45 AM
Montoursville Cemetery
Broad St.
Montoursville, PA 17754

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