Goble Funeral Home

22 Main Street, Sparta, NJ


Ruth O. Riker

July 9, 1923December 25, 2019

Ruth O. Riker, 96, of Oak Ridge, New Jersey passed away peacefully on December 25, 2019. Ruth was born in Wanaque, NJ, was a graduate of Butler High School in Butler, New Jersey and was a longtime resident of Oak Ridge, NJ. She worked many years as a cook for the Jefferson Township School District. Ruth was a member of the American Legion, Post 423, in Milton, NJ. She was an avid reader and crossword puzzle player. Ruth is predeceased by her beloved husband Wesley Riker. She is survived by her devoted son Wesley A. Riker; devoted grandmother of Lynn Mullener, Stephanie Riker and Lesley Riker and loving great grandmother of Taryn, Nicholas and Cheyenne. Friends are invited to visit on Tuesday, January 31, from 11am-12noon at the Milton United Methodist Church, 316 Dover-Milton Road, Oak Ridge, NJ 07438. A funeral service will be held at 12noon Tuesday at the church. Burial will follow at Milton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in her memory to: Milton First Aid Squad, 45 Milton Road, Oak Ridge, NJ 07438 or Jefferson Township Fire Department, 162 Milton Road, Oak Ridge, NJ 07438.


  • Visitation Tuesday, December 31, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, December 31, 2019
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, December 31, 2019


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Lesley Riker

December 27, 2019

Ruth was the kindest woman I have ever known. She loved everyone equally and would do anything to help someone out. She was very straightforward and did not ever hesitate to speak her mind. She lived a long and eventful life taking care of us and making us want for nothing. She will be sorely missed in my everyday life and will surely never be forgotten. We all love you and always will. <3