Ruth K. Piper

Ruth K. Piper, 101, of Macungie, passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2013, at The Village at Willow Lane Senior Living, Macungie.

She was the wife of the late John F. Piper Sr. Born in Rose Point, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John G. and Anna (Boggs) Kelland. Ruth was a member of Bala Cynwyd United Methodist Church and was a graduate of Slippery Rock University, class of 1931. She had taught school for Sunnyside School, a one room schoolhouse in Lawrence County. She was an avid golfer, having been a longtime member of the Merion Golf Club. Ruth enjoyed playing bridge, painting, and was active in the community theatre for many years.

Survivors include her children, The Rev. Dr. John F. Piper Jr. and his wife Margaret of Williamsport, Carol P. Basch and her husband Dr. Bruce of Macungie; grandchildren, John F. Piper III and his wife Lydia, Kelland Ruth Piper Alogna and her husband Joe, Michael D. Basch and his wife Jackie, Jeffrey K. Basch, David F. Basch, and Rebecca Christman and her husband Jim; great-grandchildren, Kelsey, Kylie, Frank, John Torin, Nathan, Megan, Jennifer, Christopher, Kevin, Zachary, Thalia, Samantha, Dylan, Tyler, Emma and Eli.

Memorial is 10 a.m. Saturday, April 13, 2013, Bethany United Methodist Church, 1208 Brookside Road, Wescosville. Interment in Valley Forge Memorial Gardens, King of Prussia. Arrangements by Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, Allentown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to either the Hilltop Preparatory School, 737 S. Ithan Ave., Rosemont, PA 19010 or to the John F. Piper, Sr. & Ruth K. Piper Scholarship, Advancement Office, Lycoming College, 700 College Place, Williamsport, PA 17701.