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Ruth Pauline Buffington

December 2, 1923 June 2, 2019
Ruth Pauline Buffington
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Ruth Pauline Buffington, 95, formerly of Evans City, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at the Arbors III of St. Barnabas.

Born December 2, 1923 in Harmony, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Ida M. Kirschler Lauch.

Ruth was a 1942 graduate of Zelienople High School and worked at B & W until her marriage to Robert G. Buffington on January 13, 1945. She was a member of Old Union Presbyterian Church in Mars since the 1950s, where she was active in the choir, Sunday School, the Women’s Association and the Willing Workers. Ruth was a homemaker, caregiver, babysitter and secretary. She enjoyed reading, gardening vegetables and flowers, puzzles, painting and walking. Mostly, she enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her daughters, Anita Rice of Brownsboro, AL, Susan (Clarence) Knox of Evans City, and Judy (John) Nikosey of Jackson, NJ; five grandchildren, Angela (Frank) Dill, Dr. Christine (Evan) Walker, Lauren (Brian) Kirby, Michael (Justine) Nikosey and Jamie Nikosey; seven great-grandchildren, Robert, Taylor and Jonathan Dill, Jacqueline, Addison and Hudson Kirby, and Celia Nikosey; and her sister, Mary Goforth of Phoenix, AZ.

In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, who passed away on October 26, 2006; two brothers, Harold and Robert Lauch; two sisters, Dorothy Fogal and Helen Schott; and son-in-law, Terry Rice.

Friends will be received from 1-4 P.M. & 6-8 P.M. on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at the Boylan Funeral Home, Inc., 116 E. Main St., Evans City, PA 16033.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:30 A.M. on Monday, June 10, 2019 at Old Union Presbyterian Church, 200 Union Church Rd., Mars, PA 16046, with Rev. Rosalyn Kummer, officiating. A luncheon will follow.

Ruth will be laid to rest beside her husband at Greenlawn Burial Estates in Butler.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her honor to Old Union Presbyterian Church.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Sunday

9

Jun

1:00 PM 6/9/2019 1:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 6/9/2019 4:00:00 PM
Boylan Funeral Home, Inc. - Evans City

116 E. Main Street
Evans city, PA 16033

Boylan Funeral Home, Inc. - Evans City
116 E. Main Street Evans city 16033 PA
United States

Visitation

Sunday

9

Jun

6:00 PM 6/9/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 6/9/2019 8:00:00 PM
Boylan Funeral Home, Inc. - Evans City

116 E. Main Street
Evans city, PA 16033

Boylan Funeral Home, Inc. - Evans City
116 E. Main Street Evans city 16033 PA
United States

Celebration of Life

Monday

10

Jun

11:30 AM 6/10/2019 11:30:00 AM
Old Union Presbyterian Church

200 Union Church Road
Mars, PA 16046

Old Union Presbyterian Church
200 Union Church Road Mars 16046 PA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Greenlawn Burial Estates Final Resting Place

731 W. Old Route 422
Butler , PA 16001

731 W. Old Route 422 Butler 16001 PA
United States
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