Ruth E. Amacher
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Ruth E. Amacher
She was born May 13, 1922, in Ottawa, Montour County, a daughter of the late William M.P. and Maude L. (Mordan) Schick. On Aug. 10, 1945, she married Harry E. Amacher and they celebrated 27 years of marriage until his death on May 10, 1973.
Ruth graduated from Danville High School in 1941 and began her working years at Sportswear in Danville. Later she went to Elmira, NY and worked at Eclipse Machine Division. Upon returning to Pennsylvania she then worked at Westinghouse in Sunbury until July of 1945. Following her marriage in August of that year, she became a homemaker and farmer's wife, having raised 500 chickens and milking 40 cows. In 1973 she was asked to serve as a Committee Person for the Republican Party for Derry Township.
Ruth was a life-member of the DeLong Fair Association where she served on many committees from 1974 through 2018, including the Advisory Board, kitchen help and waitressing, and as the Chairperson for the Floral Committee and Entry Committee.
She served on the Extension Board for three years, the Danville State Hospital "Birthday Cake Baker from 1993 to 1995, and was a member of the Bloomsburg Hospital Auxiliary for 21 years. An active member of the Republican Party, she served as the Montour County Republican Judge of Elections from 1981 to 2005 and Secretary of the Montour Co. Republican Committee from 1978 to 2001. In January of 1993 she was honored to receive the Lincoln Award at the Republican Ball.
Ruth enjoyed traveling throughout the US (including Hawaii and Alaska) and Europe. She also enjoyed flowers and gardening, knitting and crocheting, being with family and friends, and NASCAR racing. Ruth was well known for her scrubees.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Harry II and Donna Amacher of Danville, and Alfred and Julie Amacher of Northumberland; two daughters and sons-in-law, Katharine and Paul Lauer of Stillwater and Linda and George Vastine of Millville; three grandchildren, Charles and Christopher Lauer and Luke Vastine; two great-grandchildren, Willow Lauer and Harlyn Ruth Vastine; and one sister, Alda Eichenlaub of Turbotville.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald and William Schick; and five sisters, Mary Frye, Dorothy Covany, Helen Miller, Alma Bieber, and Alice Harrison.
Family and friends are invited to call from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb. 1, at the Washingtonville Lutheran Church, followed by the funeral at noon, with her pastor, the Rev. Melody Sell, officiating.
Burial will follow in Elan Memorial Park, Bloomsburg.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in her memory be made to the Washingtonville Volunteer Fire Company,
Arrangements have been entrusted to Brooks Funeral Home & Cremation Svc, PC, 207 Broadway St., Turbotville.
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