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Ruth M. Johns, 96, of New Castle passed away Oct. 8, 2017, at her residence.
Born Dec, 7, 1920, in New Castle, she was the daughter of George and Rachel Boyd Woods. She married Robert W. Johns on May 5, 1955. He preceded her in death on Feb. 14, 2010.
She was a 1938 graduate of Harlansburg High School. She was a decorator with Shenango China for over 40 years.
Ruth enjoyed quilting and sewing. She was a member of Joy Missionary Group, Sparklers and Bible Study at First Baptist Church.
She is survived by one daughter, Nancy Lee (Joseph) Caravella of New Castle; five grandchildren, Lisa, Kim and Joey Caravella, Tracy Slater and Shawn Clark; eight great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Raymond Clark, and three sisters, Blanche Pratt, Thelma Milliken and Dorothy Marshall.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at R. Cunningham Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., 2429 Wilmington Road.
A funeral service will be on Thursday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. John Yergan officiating.
Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Joy Missionary Group care of Unity Baptist Church.
Online condolences may be offered at www.cunninghamfh.com.
Published on October 9, 2017
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