Ruth S. Larson

Ruth S. (Hall) Larson, 101, of Williamsport, formerly of Montoursville, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at ManorCare South, Williamsport.

She was born on Jan. 20, 1912, in Montoursville, and she was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Katie M. (Updegraff) Hall.

Ruth married the late Kenneth C. Larson Sr. and they celebrated 38 years of marriage until his death on Dec. 4, 1971.

She was a member of Community Baptist Church, Montoursville, and was one of the original founding members in 1950 and a member of Montoursville Historical Society. Ruth was a dedicated homemaker and enjoyed her family, and also enjoyed gardening and Bible study.

Ruth is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth C. “Ken” and Donabel “Belle” Larson Jr. of Montoursville; four grandchildren, Keevin and wife Marti Larson, K. Clifford Larson III, Brian and wife Lisa Larson and Bradley and wife Monica Larson; nine great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Grace Betts of Montoursville.

In addition to her parents and husband, Ruth was preceded in death by five brothers, John, Pete, Burt, George and Joe Hall; and six sisters, Goldie, Mary, Elsie, Peg, Emma and Betty.

A public visitation will be held 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at the Community Baptist Church, 1853 State Route 87, Montoursville, PA 17754 with the funeral at 11 a.m., with Greg Sanford officiating. Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery.

The family will provide the flowers. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Community Baptist Church, or to Susquehanna Health Home Care Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements are being handled by Allen & Redmond Funeral Home, 331 Elmira St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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