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Ruth E. Stevens of East Church Street, Susquehanna, PA, passed Friday March 19, 2010 at the Barnes Kasson Hospital in Susquehanna after an illness.

She was predeceased by her loving husband Joseph W. Stevens, Sr. and son William Ernest Stevens.

Ruth is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law Joseph W. & Susan Stevens, Jr., Clifford John & Marie Stevens; seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and her dearest friend “almost a daughter” Joyce Page and her husband Don and their three children.

Ruth and her husband moved to Susquehanna in 1975 from Newark, NJ. She spent many years volunteering her services to the Lanesboro Community Church where she severed as a deacon. She was an assistant to Carol Batzel in her daycare and has been fondly remembered by many of her former students who flourished in her care.

A memorial service was held on Sunday, March 21 at the Lanesboro Community Church with Rev. Batzel officiating.

Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Susquehanna.


Maude E. Gunn, 86, of Summersville, PA passed away peacefully on March 17, 2010 in the Meadow View Senior Living Center. She is survived by her loving husband of sixty-five years, Byron Eugene Gunn.

Also surviving are her children, Robert and Sharon Gunn, New Milford, PA, Keith A. and Maxine Gunn, Gibson, PA, and Douglas E. and Linda J. Gunn, Hallstead, PA; eight grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; a sister, Betty Harris; a sister-in-law, Margaret Whitney; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Louis Whitney.

Maude was a member of the First Methodist Church, New Milford, PA and the New Milford Grange. She loved to sew and made many quilts that were donated to the homeless through the church.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 27, 2010 at the First United Methodist Church, New Milford, PA. Inurnment will be made in the New Milford Cemetery. Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. at the church, prior to the service.

Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to Meadow View Senior Living Center or First United Methodist Church, New Milford, PA.


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