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Ruth Colene Cian, 56, of 113 Kinsey St., Montgomery, passed away early Sunday morning, April 23, 2017, at UPMC Susquehanna Hospital, Williamsport.
A native of Centre County, she was born Nov. 11, 1960, in Philipsburg, a daughter of Eleanor (Barry) Chilcote, of Muncy and the late William G. Chilcote. She was married to Craig A. Cian and they would have celebrated their 35th anniversary on Aug. 7, 2017.

Ruth was a graduate of Penn State University with a bachelor of science degree in infancy and early childhood education.
For more than 10 years she was a preschool teacher at the Cooperative Preschool in Lewisburg.
Ruth was a member of Christ's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Lewisburg.
She loved traveling, fashion, volunteering, all things nautical, loved her family and being a grandmother, was involved in dog therapy at a nursing home and was a volunteer at UPMC Susquehanna Hospital Muncy Valley for many years.

In addition to her mother and husband, she is survived by two sons and daughter-in-law, Brandon Lewis and Paula Cian, of Spring Mills, and Darryn Patrick Cian, of Montgomery; two granddaughters, Autumn Noel Cian and Amelia Rose Cian; and one brother and sister-in-law, Robert William and Sue Chilcote, of Marysville.

Friends and relatives will be received from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Christ's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lewisburg, followed by the funeral at 11, with her pastor, the Rev William Henderson officiating.
Burial will be in Summit Hill Cemetery, Morrisdale.

The family will provide flowers and asks that donations in Ruth's memory be made to Christ's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 100 S. Third St., Lewisburg, PA 17837.

Funeral arrangements are by the John H. Shaw III Funeral Home, Market and Eighth streets. Lewisburg.
Published on April 24, 2017
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