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Ruth O. Neal

January 6, 1923 May 5, 2018
Ruth O. Neal
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Obituary for Ruth O. Neal
Ruth O. Neal, 95, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at SpiriTrust Lutheran Home after many bouts with pneumonia.

She was born January 6, 1923 in Middletown, OH the daughter of the late Russell O. and Florence Swayney Ruckman. Her husband of 50 years, Frederick J. Neal died in 1995.

Mrs. Neal was a 1941 graduate of Middletown High School. In 1956 she and her husband moved to Gettysburg where she raised her family. In her later years she worked at the Fashion Lane and Toby’s ladies clothing stores in downtown Gettysburg. Ruth was a former member of the 1st Baptist Church in Gettysburg where she served as Secretary and Treasurer for a time. For the last 15 years she has been an active member of Lower Marsh Creek Presbyterian Church. Ruth was a Board member of the Adams County Unit of the American Cancer Society, a member of the Adams County UNICEF Committee, a member of the Sub league of Gettysburg College, a member of the Ladies Prayer Breakfast, a member of the Adams County WCTU. Mrs. Neal was a volunteer driver for both Meals-on-Wheels and Road to Recovery. She had also been an active volunteer for the Friends of the Nat’l Park at the Rupp House among other activities. Ruth was a long time member of the Biglerville Garden Club and was a secretary and treasurer for the Gettysburg YWCA. She was also a founding member, 1987 and chairman (1990-1999) of the Ruckman Family Scholarship Fund; and never missed a Ruckman reunion.

Mrs. Neal is survived by her son, Mark A. Neal of Biglerville, PA, one grandchild, three great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren, and a sister, Betty S. Ruckman of Tucson, AZ. She was predeceased by a son, Aaron L. “Skip” Neal.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Lower Marsh Creek Presbyterian Church at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the family to defray funeral expenses. Online obituary and condolences available at
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Evergreen Cemetery Final Resting Place

799 Baltimore St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325

799 Baltimore St. Gettysburg 17325 PA
United States

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