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E. Ruth Coates

Born Nov. 8, 1941, in Blossburg, Pa., she left this earthly realm on Nov. 14, 2021, while in Gilbert, Az., at the age of 80. After a long battle with kidney disease, it would be wrong to say that she lost the battle. She never stopped fighting no matter how sick she got. Ruth was always determined when many others would have broken. She stayed strong. Through her, we know what resilience and perseverance truly looked like. Ruth was a devoted wife and mother. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Thomas E Coates. Her hobbies were gardening, canning, reading and always looking forward to family gatherings. She was a devoted Catholic at the Church of Resurrection in Muncy, Pa., where she volunteered and made very close friendships. She is survived by her Children: Daisy Mae (canine daughter), Joseph (Tina) Coates, Deborah (Dennis) Lucas, Thomas (Beth) Coates and Susan (Jeff) Auker. Grandchildren: Ryan (Riley) Hoy and Josh (Sage) Auker. Great Grandchildren: Kaydon Hoy and Ashland Auker. Celebration of life at the convenience of the family.