Ruth E. Gutshall, 94, of Newville, went to be with
her Savior on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. She was born on June 26, 1921 in Newville, and was a daughter of the late Howard K. and
Mary (Scherich) Negley and the widow of Freemont P. Gutshall, who died Oct. 9, 1988.
Ruth and her late husband were dairy farmers for many years. She enjoyed being a homemaker and the
matriarch of five generations. She also enjoyed spending time with her loved ones and working on her puzzles.
Ruth was a member of Cornerstone Chapel of Hope - Carlisle, the Farm Women Group 18, and Mt. Aetna Fire Co.
She is survived by two sons; Robert W. Gutshall of Richland and Jay J. (wife, Janet) Gutshall of Mechanicsburg, seven
daughters; Fay D. (husband, Leroy) Negley of Newville, Kay R. Spahr and Janet M. Schucker both of Womelsdorf, Mary R. (husband,
Terry) Stauffer of Murrells Inlet, SC, Norma J. (husband, David) Wolf of Bernville, Jane E. (husband, Keith) Schnoke of Womelsdorf
and Nancy L. (husband, David Anthony) Gutshall of Newville, two brothers; Lee and Richard Negley both of Newville, one sister,
Evelyn Ocker of Newville, one daughter-in-law, Joan Gutshall of Newville, 19 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren
and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one son, Stanley Gutshall, three brothers, five sisters
and one daughter-in-law, Gladys Gutshall.
A viewing will begin
at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 16, 2016 followed by funeral services at 1:00 p.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S.
Hanover St, Carlisle. Her grandson, Pastor Keith Gutshall and Pastor George Rockwell will officiate. Burial
will be in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, Carlisle. Memorial gifts in Ruth’s name may be made
to the American Cancer Society.
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Ruth I spent many of summers in Newville and other places you lived. My time on the farm was interesting and fun with the
family.Everyone will miss your smile. God Bless.
Nancy Daniels (Mehaffie)
I am so very sorry for your loss. Karin and I would like to
express our condolences. May everyone find peace.
I am so sorry for your loss. Ruth was a wonderful woman, and I absolutely loved getting to know her.
She had such grace, humor, and a deep love from her family.
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