Sally Rae Rymshaw

August 13, 1935February 2, 2018

Sally R. (Ruth) Rymshaw, 82, of Reading, passed away on Friday, Feburary 2, 2018, after suffering complications from Alzheimer's disease and a short battle with cancer. She was the wife of the late Richard J. Rymshaw Sr. Sadly, Richard passed away March 5, 1997.

Born in Reading on August 13, 1935, she was a daughter of the late Albert F. and Nellie (Phillips) Ruth. She graduated from Reading High School in 1953.

Sally worked for 25 years at the former Community General Hospital before retiring in 1997 and she worked at AMF Heister's Lanes for many years, last working in 2008.

Sally's two passions were animals and music. She was a huge Philadelphia Eagles and Philadelphia Phillies fan. She always liked to have fun and was known for her laughter.

Surviving are a son, Richard "Rick" J. Jr. and his wife, Cheryl M. (Moser) Rymshaw, of West Lawn; and a daughter, Terri A. (Rymshaw) Yiengst and her husband, Mark A. Yiengst, of Reading.

Also surviving are three grandchildren: Michelle Hayes and her husband, Jason, of Lexington Park, Md.; Richard "Ricky" J. Rymshaw III, of Reading; and Amanada Vazquez, of Reading. She also leaves behind four great-grandchildren: Bailee Vazquez, Brendan Hayes, C.J. Vazquez and Meredith Hayes.

Sally was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Richard Sr.; a son, Michael A. Rymshaw, in 1966; and a sister, Elaine J. (Ruth) Ketchum.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 8, 2018 in Auman's Inc. Funeral Home, 390 W. Neversink Rd., Reading, PA 19606. Burial will follow services in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Reading. Family and friends will be received in the funeral home for a viewing on Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Animal Rescue League of Berks County, 58 Kennel Rd., Birdsboro, PA 19508.

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  • Visitation Thursday, February 8, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 8, 2018

Sally Rae Rymshaw

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Richard Cavanna

February 7, 2018

Rick and Terri so sorry for your loss .I remember your mom was our den mother for cub scouts.She was a great person as was your dad. So sorry!

Lynne Eckroth

February 6, 2018

Terry and Family, So sorry for your loss. I had so many fond memories of Sally. Started working with her in 1982 in Out Patient Billing. I remember when her and I dressed up for Halloween for work, she wore my wedding dress as the bride of Frankenstein and I was Frankenstein. There are countless memories that I will cherish for life. Rest in Peace Sally,from One of your many co workers from Community General Hospital.
Lynne Eckroth

Kimberley Wolford

February 6, 2018

Terri and Rick
So sorry to see this bout your Mom. She was such a great gal. And a good friend. We sure have lots of good times to remember. Keep your good memories close. These times are the hardest I know. Praying for your strength n love to help you thru.
Kim W

Karen McCoy Noecker

February 5, 2018

Terry and Ricky, you have our deepest sympathies. As neighbors for many many years our family adopted each other and Kathy and I are truly sorry for your loss. She will be deeply missed.
Karen & Kathy McCoy

February 5, 2018

Michelle,Amanda,and Terry you have our sincere condolences over your lose. Find comfort in the memories.
Bill and Diane

Bob Rymsza

February 5, 2018

My most sincere condolences.

February 4, 2018

Rick and Terri, I have such fond memories of your parents. May they be at peace together in their forever home. My deepest sympathies. Nicole (Sloan) Gottschall

Bob & Debbie Rymshaw

February 4, 2018

Our deepest sympathies to our cousins Rick and Terri and their families. Rest in Peace Aunt Sally. Our family had lost its matriarch. We're sorry that we can't be in attendance but our thoughts are with you.

Frieda Mensch

February 4, 2018

My deepest sympathy to the family. I have many fond memories of Sally at CGH and after. She was always so much fun and the life of the party. A great lady that will be sadly missed.

February 4, 2018

Dear Rick&Family,
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.May God Bless each and everyone of you.
Greg&Michelle (Souders)Alesin