OBITUARY

Edna Ruth Watson Filer

April 8, 1925April 28, 2013
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Edna Ruth Filer age 88 of Evergreen Personal Care Home formerly of Bethel Park and Waynesburg died Sunday, April 28, 2013 at Evergreen Personal Care in Waynesburg.

She was born April 8, 1925 at the family home in Castile, a daughter of the late Harlan K. and Ruth Rasel Watson.

She was a graduate of Jefferson High School.

On October 14, 1944 she married Robert Henry Filer, originally of Mather, who died December 21, 1997.

Mrs. Filer was a retired liability claims adjuster for the Kemper Insurance Company in Pittsburgh where she was known for her dedication and work ethic.

She had resided at Bethel Park for many years before returning to Waynesburg.

She was a Christian woman who was a very involved member of the Peters Creek Baptist Church at Library, PA.

Mrs. Filer loved to travel. She had toured much of the United States, Germany, France and Austria. She had also traveled to Okinawa, Hong Kong and mainland China.

She loved to bowl and was renowned for her chocolate chip cookies and graham cracker cream pies. She was known for her sense of style and the deep love she had for family.

Surviving are a daughter, Beverly Filer of Calbash, NC; a son, Brett Robert Filer of Uniontown; daughter-in-law, Betty Filer of Uniontown; three grandchildren, Jason Bart, Brian Robert, and Laura Ashley Filer. Aunt Ruth is also survived by a loving extended family including sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews.

Deceased are two brothers, Harlan "Bud" Watson and Hiram "Hank" Watson; and a sister, Sarah "Libby" Orndoff.

Friends will be received 2 to 4p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Behm Funeral Homes Inc., 182 West High St., Waynesburg where services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2013 with Rev. Greg Adkins and Rev. Keith Emmerling of Peters Creek Baptist Church officiating followed by in interment at Greene County Memorial Park in Morgan Township. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 1, 2013

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 1, 2013

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, May 2, 2013

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Edna Ruth Watson Filer

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May 3, 2013

Ruth was our dear neighbor and cherished
friend of many years. In our many visits
we came to know about the Filer and Watson families and her love of family.
We feel blest to have known Ruth and Bob
and to have been a part of their life.
Our Sympathy and Love, Nancy & Joe Bayto

May 2, 2013

Brett,Beverly & family, I want to extend my condolence.I enjoyed talking with your Mom & the family when they visited. She will be missed by many. Memories are what keeps us going. Will keep you in prayer.
Barb & Jerry Bailey

Robert Simmons

May 1, 2013

Dear Brett, Beverly & family,
May God hold you in his loving hands now and forever. We convey to you our very deepest sympathy.
Our love in family ties.
Bob, Bernie, Scott, Sylvia & Betty Simmons & families

Jerry Rutan

May 1, 2013

Brett and family so sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with you all. In your time of sorrow take moments to remember your mom, Ruth with a smile for our Mothers are and always will be our life's joy. The Rutans, Jerry & Maxine

Bob & Sue King

May 1, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Carol Nevers-Bernier

April 30, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

April 30, 2013

Bev ............ very sorry to read of the passing of your mother ....... you are in our thoughts and prayers .......... dave and trudy waxman

April 30, 2013

Brett, Bev and the Filer family and friends. We are very sorry for you loss but at the same time give God thanks for the long and full life He gave Edna Ruth. We know that you will miss her greatly but will be able to rejoice that she has been welcomed to her Heavenly home. Her life was lived as a true "Lady".
Love, Faye & Bud, Carol & Skiddy and Pauly & Joe.

Shelly, Jamie, Kairy, Timmy.

April 30, 2013

Aunt Ruth was a great person and a wonderful Aunt. She will be missedbut she will live on through her family and memories. Our hearts are heavy with sadness. But we now have a special looking over us.Brett, I am so happy you took her out to dinner the other day, and so happy I was able to spend time with her. May God be with you and comfort you.

April 29, 2013

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