Ruth V. Herman Krum, 101, of Danville, went home to be with her Lord on Sunday morning, Jan. 15, 2017, at Emmanuel Nursing Center at Maria Joseph Manor, Danville.
She was born Nov. 14, 1915, in Montour County, a daughter of late Morgan John and Margaret (Kashner) Herman. Her family began the Herman Dairy Farm which was highly known for horse and buggy milk delivery for many years.
Ruth was married to the love of her life for 68 years, Clyde W. Krum, who preceded her in death on Feb. 23, 2001. They were married Sept. 3, 1933.
Along with being a helpmate to her husband on the family farm and trucking business and a devoted homemaker throughout her life, she was employed at the Geisinger Medical Center in the Dietary Department from where she retired.
She was a member of St. Peter's United Methodist Church, Riverside. Ruth was also a member of the Elkettes, Eastern Star and also a longtime member of the Valley Grange. Ruth was a very social person and her involvement in various other organizations is notable.
Ruth was an avid traveler with her husband to many local places and together they visited 50 states and Mexico. She also enjoyed playing pinochle. Her hospitality was evident throughout all the times she opened her home to serve, cook, and entertain her friends. She was well known by her family for her remarkable cooking and baking skills. Her family will always treasure the family holidays and dinners of up to 30 or more of her loved ones gathered around her table. Ruth cared deeply about her husband, lived her life in full dedication to her family whom she adored, and treasured her many friends. Ruth was truly an amazing woman who will be greatly missed and forever remembered by many.
She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ellen and Donald Hummer, of Danville; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great- grandchildren; one sister, Sarah Herman Crossley, and one brother, Thomas Herman, both of Danville; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Thelma M. Welliver on Aug. 22, 2011; three sisters, Mildred Hawk, Mary Cooke and Anna Phillips; and two brothers, John and James Herman.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Ruth's life at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter's United Methodist Church, 240 Sunbury Road, Riverside, with the Rev. Dr. Donald N. Hurley officiating. Friends will be received from 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. prior to the servce.
Burial will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Danville.
The family will provide flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter's United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 428, Riverside, PA 17868, or Emmanuel Nursing Center, 600 Schoolhouse Road, Danville, PA 17821.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Visneski Funeral Home Inc., 10 W. Mahoning St., Danville.
Published on January 15, 2017