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Ruth Virginia Wilt

January 29, 1927 ~ August 7, 2019 (age 92)



            Ruth Virginia Wilt, 92 of Dry Run Road, Swanton, passed away on Wednesday, August 7, 2019.           

            Born January 29, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Perry W. Wilt and Hattie Pearl (Gaster) Wilt. She was also preceded in death by her nephew, Jeremy Marsh and her brother-in-law, Eugene H. Marsh.

            Ruth was a member of the Westernport Church of the Brethren, where she taught an adult Sunday school class for many years. Ruth was a 1945 Bruce High School graduate. After graduation from high school, Ruth worked at the Piedmont Herald as a linotype machine operator. She was affectionately called Aunt Ruth by many, not only by her niece and nephew. Ruth was a sweet lady who always shared her warm smile with others. She was loved by all who knew her.

            Ruth is survived by her sister, Mary Phyllis Marsh of Swanton; her niece, Wendy Browne and husband, Dennis of Hagerstown; and her great nephews, Andrew and Patrick Browne.

            Family and friends will be received at the Westernport Church of the Brethren on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 12 noon. A memorial service will follow the visitation at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Diane May officiating.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Westernport Church of the Brethren Outreach Ministries or Garrett County Hospice.

            Boal Funeral Home, Westernport assisted the family with arrangements.

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