Ruth L. Buffington

October 31, 1925May 4, 2022
Obituary of Ruth L. Buffington
Ruth Louise Buffington, 96, of Brighton Twp passed peacefully at home surrounded by family on the morning of May 4, 2022 She was born on Halloween, October 31, 1925, in New Brighton, the daughter of the late Claire and Roberta Taylor Funkhouser. In addition to her parents Ruth was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, James Ellsworth Buffington and her 5 siblings. Eleanor Rambo, Beth Glaab, Fredrick Funkhouser, David Funkhouser and Mary Skaggs. Ruth is survived by her sons James A Buffington (Cathy Gillis), Boise Idaho and Randy L Buffington (Christopher Phillips), Brighton Twp, her grandsons Scot A Buffington (Sara Kirschensteiner), Brighton Twp. and Eric Krepps (Cira Vincent), Altoona, four great grandchildren- James S Buffington, Elisabeth G Buffington, Harper Krepps and Juniper Krepps. She is also survived by her sister-in-laws, Margret (Peggy) Funkhouser, Beaver Falls, Carol Funkhouser Hyattesville MD and many loved nieces and nephews. After graduating from New Brighton High School Ruth and her sister Beth spent a year in Los Angeles with relatives, working on the shipping yards during WWII. She married Jim in 1948 and moved to the Buffington property in Brighton Twp. As a founding member of Hope Lutheran Church in Brighton Twp, Ruth’s strong faith guided her through a long and happy life blessed by God. She enjoyed family most, especially seeing her great grandchildren almost every day. She loved to read and enjoyed sewing, card club, gardening and fishing with her husband at Pymatuning Lake where they built a summer home. Visitation will be held at the SAUL-GABAUER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 273 Route 68, Rochester (adjacent to the Sylvania Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum) on Saturday May 7 from 11 AM until the time of funeral services at noon. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hope Lutheran Church 45 Maple Dr Beaver PA 15009 724-495-6820.

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