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Ruby L. Latsha, 80, formerly of Bird Lane, Northumberland, passed away on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, at Nottingham Village, Northumberland.
She was born Aug. 28, 1936, in Pillow, a daughter of the late Albert and Faye (Bohner) Kieffer. On April 18, 1953, she married John B. Latsha who preceded her in death on Jan. 9, 1999.

Ruby was a 1953 graduate of Mahoney Joint High School.
She was employed as an inventory specialist for Merck & Co. until her retirement in 1999.
She was an active member of St. Elias Reformed Church, Sunbury where she helped to prepare the church newsletter, shoeboxes and served in the adult Sunday school classes.
Ruby was a talented seamstress and an avid reader. She enjoyed hunting with her family and bowled on local bowling leagues.

She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Terry and Pam Latsha, of Sunbury, Scott and Diane Latsha, of Watsontown, and John A. and Roni Latsha, of Northumberland; four daughters and sons-in-law, Debra and Robert Bolton, of Selinsgrove, Sherry and Patrick Morgan, of Northumberland, Pamela and Perry Eyster, of Selinsgrove, and Lisa and Jeff Miller, of Northumberland; 28 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and one brother; Raymond Kieffer; of Northumberland.

In addition to her husband of 45 years and her parents, Ruby was preceded in death by one sister, Darlene Schmeltz.

Friends and family may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Elias Reformed Church, 2016 Church Road, Sunbury, followed by the funeral at 2, with the Rev. Clair F. Shaffer Jr., officiating.
Burial will follow in Northumberland Memorial Park, Stonington.

Contributions in Ruby's memory may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Arrangements are by the Joseph W. Epler Funeral Home, 210 King St., Northumberland.
Published on August 27, 2017
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