Ruth L. (Brandt) Naugle

Ruth L. (Brandt) Naugle, 94, of Liverpool, New York, and previously of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 15, 2020.

Ruth was born in Penn Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, on Sept. 5, 1925. As a young girl, her family moved to Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, where she was raised and educated.

She was a 1942 graduate of Shippensburg Area Senior High School and attended Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Her first job was with the Ration Board during WWII. She retired in 1985 from the U.S. Army Depot Systems Command (Letterkenny) as a Management Assistant.

Ruth was a member of Memorial Lutheran Church, Shippensburg, where she taught the Beginner’s Sunday School Class for more than 20 years and served as Church Archivist for a time.

She was a member of the Shippensburg Historical Society, a lifetime member of the Civic Club where she served as a docent at the Old Courthouse and worked for the Election Board.

Ruth was an avid knitter and she enjoyed fishing, the beach and doing puzzles.

Above all, she was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother whose family was the most important thing in her life.

She is predeceased by her husband of 66 years, Richard L. Naugle; her parents, Donald C. and Mary (Throne) Brandt; three brothers, William, Clyde and Ralph Brandt; and two sisters, Helen Brandt and Esther I. Keggereis.

Ruth is survived by her daughter, Cindy (Steve) Wiestling of Liverpool, New York; two granddaughters, Christine (Phillip) Rabice of Cicero, New York, and Caryn (George) Bullis of Ithaca, New York; four great-grandchildren, Isabella and Daniel Rabice and Nicholas and Jacob Bullis; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held privately under the direction of Maurer Funeral Home Inc., Liverpool, New York. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.

The family would like to thank the second floor staff of Elderwood at Liverpool for the caring, friendship and love shown to Ruth.

In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions in Ruth’s memory to the Memorial Fund of Memorial Lutheran Church, 34 E. Orange St., Shippensburg, Pa. 17257.

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