Ruth B. Bloom

October 19, 1925May 19, 2012

Ruth B. Bloom, 86, of Hyde, passed away Saturday, May 19, 2012 at the Clearfield Hospital.

Mrs. Bloom was born on October 19, 1925 in Centre Co., Half Moon Twp., the daughter of Robert O. and Emily (Sones) Blackburn.

She retired from Bell Telephone after 42 years of service.

Mrs. Bloom was a member of the Clearfield Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by two children; Gary L. Bloom and his wife Sandy of Curwensville and Sharon Porter of Hyde, five grandchildren; William G. Bloom, Lorie Ann Reem, Garrick L. Bloom, Christopher W. Porter and Jason J. Porter, twelve great grandchildren, four sisters; Mary Thorp and her husband William of Grampian, Ann Mikesell and her husband Donald of Clearfield, Esther Neeper and her husband Leonard of DuBois and Catherine Goodlin and her husband James of Virginia, and three brothers; James Blackburn of Oklahoma, Richard Blackburn and his wife Jane of Kerrmoor and Thomas Blackburn and his wife Peggy of Curwensville.

Mrs. Bloom was preceded in death by her parents, her step mother, Helen (Hoover) Blackburn, her husband, William E. Bloom whom she married May 3, 1947 and who passed away August 9, 1997, two brothers; Robert M. and Samuel E. Blackburn and two sisters; Frances and Leona Blackburn.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at the Bennett and Houser Funeral Home, Inc., of Clearfield with Mr. Richard Barkley and Rev. J. Robert Mellgard co-officiating. Interment will be in Crown Crest Memorial Park.

Friends will be received at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. and on Thursday from 10:00 A.M. until the hour of services.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Clearfield Presbyterian Church, 119 N. Second St., Clearfield, PA 16830.

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  • Visitation Wednesday, May 23, 2012
  • Visitation Wednesday, May 23, 2012
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 24, 2012

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Diane Goodyear

May 26, 2012

Our love and prayers, Niece Diane Goodyear

James Blackburn

May 26, 2012

Dear Family our prayers are with you! James Blackburn & Family

Jim Bell

May 24, 2012

Jason and all of Ruth's family, so sorry for your loss. Anytime we are separated by death from the ones we love our hearts ache with the pain of lose. But we also cling to the truth that for those that trust in Christ the separation is only temporary until we are reunited again in heaven to spend eternity together with Jesus and it will be as though we never parted. May you treasure the good memories of the love she gave you though the years and pass that love on to brothers, sisters, children, grandchildren, and all those your lives will touch.

Dixie Chambers

May 21, 2012

Sharon and all of Ruths Family, Very sorry for your loss. What a wonderful lady and such a great neighbor .Ruth taught me so much about flowers and gardening. What a joy she was. God Bless Her! She is now one of Gods Special Angels. If we can do anything we are just a call away. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Bernie and Dixie