(Hess) Wealand, 93, formerly of Clay Township, PA, passed away peacefully, on Tuesday,
August 13, 2019 at Brethren Village, where she had resided the past several years. She was born in Belleville, PA, to the late
Reverend Elmer D. and Mazie (Musser) Hess, and was the youngest of their 14
Ruth was a
graduate of Denver High School, class of 1944.
She married Lowell R. Wealand on June 27, 1948. They were happily married for 62 years.
She retired from
the RCA Corporation in 1986, where she had worked in the accounting office for
many years. She was an avid reader all
her life and loved collecting cookbooks.
She and her husband were members of the Early Bird Walking Club from
Ephrata, and the Dutchland Polkateers.
They traveled throughout the United States after retirement. She was a member of Grace Fellowship Church
Ruth is survived
by her daughter, Kathy Diane, married to Jonathan Gyorke, of Akron, her
grandson, Brett Diem, married to Genny Anglin Diem, of Lititz, a
great-grandson, Dakota Michael Diem, who is a nuclear operator in the U.S.
Navy, stationed in Norfolk, VA, a sister-in-law, Gloria L. Wissler, Lancaster,
and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded
in death by her husband, Lowell, and was the last of her siblings.
relatives are respectfully invited to a short graveside service at Mt. Airy
Cemetery on Monday, August 19, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.
flowers. Remembrances may be made in
Ruth's memory to Hospice & Community Care www.hospiceandcommunitycare.org
the care of Paul L. Gravenor Home For Funerals, Ephrata, PA.