Ruth Himler

Obituary of Ruth E. Himler

Ruth Elizabeth Himler, 95, of Latrobe, passed away on Sunday in Emeritus (formerly Green Meadows). She was born October 30, 1917 in Derry Township, a daughter of the late Calvin and Harriet McFarland Gerhard. She was the beloved wife of Samuel G. Himler, deceased. Prior to her retirement, Ruth was employed at Latrobe Area Hospital, Mental Health. She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Latrobe, member of the Dorcas Circle, a Stephen Minister, and member of the Adult Sunday School. She was also a member of Eastern Star. She loved to garden, cook, travel, and help and support others. In addition to her parents and husband, Ruth was predeceased by her sisters Irene Gerhard, Grace Evans, Sarah Elrick, and her brothers Hugh Gerhard, Mac Gerhard, George Gerhard, and Donald Gerhard. Ruth will be greatly missed by her children, Richard Himler and wife Martha, Susan Walker and husband Russell, son Mark Himler and wife Carla, and Ruth's sister Jean Budding of Chicago. She was proud grandmother of Allen Himler and wife Linda, Scott Himler and wife Jean, Ann Bechard and husband Scott, Dana Walker , Robert Walker, and Laura Himler, and loving great grandmother of Rebecca, Jennie, Katherine, and Thomas Himler, Mikaila Kurtz, and Ella Rose Bechard. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Ruth's family extends their heartfelt appreciation to the staff and nurses at Emeritus, Latrobe, especially Memory Care, for all of the special care and love she received during her time there. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM Tuesday and from 9 until 10:30 AM Wednesday in the Hartman-Graziano Funeral Home, Inc., 1500 Ligonier Street in Latrobe. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Wednesday in Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church with the Church pastors officiating. Private interment will be in Unity Cemetery, Unity Township. If desired, the family suggests contributions to Adams Memorial Library 1112 Ligonier St. Latrobe, PA 15650 or to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 331 Weldon Street, Latrobe, PA 15650. Condolences can be made at www.hartman-grazianofuneralhome.com.
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Tuesday
29
January

Visitation

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Hartman-Graziano Funeral Home, Inc.
1500 Ligonier Street
Latrobe, Pennsylvania, United States
Tuesday
29
January

Visitation

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Hartman-Graziano Funeral Home, Inc.
1500 Ligonier Street
Latrobe, Pennsylvania, United States
Wednesday
30
January

Visitation

9:00 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Hartman-Graziano Funeral Home, Inc.
1500 Ligonier Street
Latrobe, Pennsylvania, United States
Wednesday
30
January

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
331 Weldon Street
Latrobe, Pennsylvania, United States
Wednesday
30
January

Unity Cemetery

12:00 pm
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Unity Cemetery
114 Chapel Lane
Unity Township, Pennsylvania, United States

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