Ruth D. Thomas

Ruth D. Thomas, 87, of Mansfield, went to be with her Lord and Saviour Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center in Wellsboro.

She was born July 31, 1929, in Ogdensburg, N.Y., a daughter of Frank and Florence (Barnes) Sargent.

Ruth was married for 62 years to the late Douglas E. Thomas Sr., who died in 2009.

She worked at the cafeteria at Mansfield High School for many years. She was a member of the former Lambs Creek Bible Church, enjoyed spending time with her family and attending all their sporting events.

Ruth is survived by 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Michael Thomas of Greenville, Mass., Dave and Pam Thomas of Morris Run, Douglas and Jody Thomas Jr. of Mansfield; a daughter, Joy Cummings of Mansfield; sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty and Joe Thompson of Mansfield, Joan and Bob Hiechel of Mansfield, Joanna and Jack Shaw of Blossburg; special sisters-in-law, Ruth Powlinson of Mansfield, Ellie and Doris Sargent of Mansfield; several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews; 8 grandchildren, Mike (Nikki) Chris (Pam), Erick (Nicole), Chad, Laura (Luke), Josh (Amy), Erin (Andy), and Jake (Joyce) and 14 great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband she was predeceased by a son, Terry Thomas in 2014; brothers, Robert, Leo, William, Richard, Frank Jr., Douglas, Neal, Nathaniel, Eugene Sargent, and a sister, Frances.

Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, February 13, 2017, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. Funeral services will follow at 6 p.m. at the funeral chapel with Pastor Guy Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield.

Memorial contributions may be made in Ruth’s memory to the Community of Grace Church, c/o Pastor Guy Thomas, 4109 Lambs Creek Road, Mansfield, PA 16933. www.buckheitfcandcrematory.com.