Ruth E. Wagner, 86, of Carlisle, passed away on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at her home with family by her
side. She was born on July 4, 1930 in Carlisle, and was a daughter of the late Samuel S. and Minnie C.
(Timmins) Gossard and was the widow of John C. Wagner, who passed away on Aug. 22, 2011.
Ruth was a Carlisle High School graduate and a loving homemaker.
She had worked for the former People’s Drug Store and retired from The Bon Ton, both of Carlisle.
Ruth was a member of the Carlisle First Church of God. She enjoyed collecting antiques.
She is survived by one son, SSG (Ret) Steven L. Wagner, US
Army and his wife, Kokimi of Carlisle, one daughter, Melinda K. and her husband, George Crawford of Carlisle, one sister,
Charlotte Gruneberg of Chesapeake, VA, five grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson and many nieces
and nephews. She was predeceased by five brothers; Paul, Ray, Ernie, Earl and Donald Gossard and one sister,
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S.
Hanover St., Carlisle, with Pastor Greg Hench officiating. Burial will be in Westminster Memorial Gardens,
Carlisle. A viewing will be held on Monday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
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am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Barbara Fraker Adams
Linda Fraker Markley
was a wonderful person. We had good times together and I will miss her.
Sorry to read of a loss of a member of the Timmons family. My grandmother was a Timmons.
accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss...our thoughts are with your family during this difficult time. Ruth was
a wonderful neighbor and we will miss her.
Mark and Nancy
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