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SELINSGROVE — Ruth Virginia Burgess, 82, of Selinsgrove, entered into rest on Friday, March 27, 2015, at the Manor at Penn Village, Selinsgrove. She was born May 24, 1932, in Washington Township, Snyder County, a daughter of the late John A. and Mary Mae (Hackenberg) Wilt. On Oct. 13, 1954, she married Philip Murphy Burgess who preceded her on Sept. 16, 2009. Ruth was a 1949 graduate of Freeburg High School. She was employed at Rea & Derrick as the soda fountain manager. She was a member of the Women of the Moose Chapter 2244, Selinsgrove. Ruth enjoyed playing cards, gardening, traveling, cooking, friend and family gatherings. She liked to walk around town, going for coffee and breakfast. She was noted for her wit and sense of humor. She is survived by one daughter, Tina L. Burgess, and  two sons, Alan J. Burgess and Adam C. Burgess and his wife, Dianne, all of Selinsgrove; two grandsons, Jeremy and Jathan “Jake” Burgess; one great-granddaughter, Serena Sophia Burgess; her companion, Jamie Lynn, a miniature schnauzer; one brother-in-law, Neil F. Beaver; several nieces and nephews; and her special friends, Sylvia Brubaker, Sheila Musser, and Linda and Paul “Snook” Long. She was preceded by one sister, Susan J. Beaver; and one brother, John “Sammy” Wilt. A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the basement of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1173, 40 W. Spruce St., Selinsgrove, with the Rev. Ricky Phillips, Chaplain of Evangelical Hospice, officiating. The family requests no flowers. Memorial gifts may be made in loving memory of Ruth to Evangelical Hospice, One Hospice Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837. The George P. Garman Funeral Homes Inc., 9366 Route 35, Mount Pleasant Mills is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Published on  March 29, 2015
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