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Esther ‘Ruthie’ Wertman

Esther “Ruthie” Wertman, 86, of Hockley Hill Road, Turbotville, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at Evangelical Community Hospital.

Born Feb. 1, 1933, in Muncy, she was a daughter of the late James Franklin and Bertha L. (Bower) Feigles. On Oct. 22, 1954, she married Robert Wertman, who survives. Together they celebrated 65 years of marriage.

Ruthie graduated in 1951 with honors from the Muncy High School. Earlier in life, she worked at the former Weldon Company, Muncy. Ruthie loved spending her days raising and caring for her family, especially babies and her grandchildren. She also enjoyed playing cards.

She attended Pleasant View Wesleyan Church, Muncy.

Surviving in addition to her husband are four sons and three daughters-in-law, Daniel and Susan Wertman, of Muncy, Charles Edward Wertman, of Turbotville, Kevin and Lorraine Wertman, of Turbotville, and William and Tammie Wertman, of Muncy; a daughter and son-in-law, Lovetta and Robert Hill, of Lairdsville; a sister, Martha Edkin, of Danville; 12 grandchildren, Danny, Heith, Randy, Kurt, Matt, Brent, Frankie, Skyanne, Preston, Shelby, Caitlyne and Seth; numerous great-grandchildren; and her caregiver, Heather Huntington, who was like family.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a son, Robert Joe Wertman, in 1995, and a brother-in-law, Ludy Edkin.

Friends will be received from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, at Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy, where the funeral will be held at 2 p.m. with her pastor, Rev. Stephen R. Smith, officiating, assisted by Pastor Stan Bower.

Burial will follow in Muncy Cemetery.

The family will provide the flowers and suggests contributions in Ruthie’s name be made to either Pleasant View Wesleyan Church, 994 E. Penn St., Muncy PA 17756, or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, online at www.stjude.org.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.grenoblefuneralhome.com.