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Ruth Madeline Janke

8 noviembre , 192930 diciembre , 2020
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Ruth Madeline Janke, 91 of Reading, passed away Wednesday December 30, 2020 in Penn State Health St Joseph Hospital where she was a patient for 2 days.

Born in Pottstown on November 8, 1929 a daughter of the late William N. and Catherine A. (Zimmerly) Styer.

Ruth was employed by Keystone Knitting Mills as a knitter retiring there.

Her passion in her life was her family and her pets. She enjoyed cooking, watching Jeopardy and going to bingo.

Ruth is survived by her children; Rachel P. and her husband Michael Parese of St. Lawrence, Ralph P. and his wife Sonia Janke of Muhlenberg Township, 4 grandchildren; Erin Parese Costella wife of Troy Costella , Robert and his wife Krystina Janke, Jennifer Janke, Kirby Parese, 4 great grandchildren; Hailey Costella, Conner Barnes, Kandace Janke, Khloe Janke and 1 great great grandson.

Ruth was predeceased by 2 sons; Richard P. Janke, Jr. and Raymond P. Janke and 6 sisters and 3 brothers.

She was dearly loved and shall be sadly missed. Joint Memorial Services will be Saturday January 9, 2021 at 12 noon in Auman's Inc Funeral Home, 390 W. Neversink Rd., Reiffton with her sister Jean G. Archer, who passed away December 25, 2020. Inurnment to follow in Forest Hills Memorial Park. Friends and family will be received 11-12noon.


  • William N Styer, Father (deceased)
  • Catherine A Styer, Mother (deceased)
  • Rachel P Parese, Daughter
  • Michael Parese, Son-in-law
  • Ralph P Janke, Son
  • Sonia Janke, Daughter-in-law
  • Richard P Janke Jr, Son (deceased)
  • Raymond P Janke, Son (deceased)
  • Erin Parese Costella, Grandchild
  • Robert Janke, Grandchild
  • Jennifer Janke, Grandchild
  • Kirby Parese, Grandchild
  • Hailey Costella, Great Grandchild
  • Conner Barnes, Great Grandchild
  • Kandace Janke, Great Grandchild
  • Khloe Janke, Great Grandchild
  • one great great grandson


  • Family & Friends Gathering

    sábado, 9 enero , 2021

  • Memorial Service

    sábado, 9 enero , 2021

  • Inurnment

    sábado, 9 enero , 2021


Ruth Madeline Janke


Erin Costella

1 enero , 2021

My Granny was my person. She was the one I went to when no one else understood. She was the very first one to hold me as a baby. We always had a very special relationship. She picked me up from school every day and we would walk to her apartment on Buttonwood Street where I would stay for hours until my parents could pick me up. This was for years and it was the best! I loved it. She spoiled me and we would laugh and joke about little things that were special just between us. She never yelled at, or judged me. Never. One particularly memorable moment was at my college graduation, (she was 72 at the time) and she left to go to the bathroom in one of the buildings and got a heavy steel door opened right into her face! She had a trip to the ER as I was graduating and I had no idea until afterward, when I was terrified I would lose her then! She was fine and was able to joke about it shortly after, but we still talked about it years later! I am so lucky that I got so many years to spend with her, I would have loved more, but she had to go be with her siblings now. I’m glad my daughter had the chance to get to know her, and will remember her. I always felt very loved by Granny, she showed it in any way she could! She would often call just to “hear your voice” or “say I love you”, sometimes by song. She loved singing! I was dreading the day she would leave this world, knowing that at 91, every moment was precious. I knew when the day came, I would be devastated, as she and I just got each other. But once Aunt Jeanne passed on 12/25/20, it just was the final blow to her suddenly changing life (moving, quit smoking and now losing her last sibling) and I think I would have felt the same way. She was an extremely strong woman, had hard times but always handled it with grace and dignity! I don’t know how she just let things roll off her back, In that way we are different. She was truly the best grandmother to me. I love you Granny.