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RUTH QUINN

April 18, 2020

Obituary

Ruth Shirley Quinn (nee Monk), 95 of White Haven, died on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at The Meadows, Dallas.

 

Born December, 13, 1924, in Dallas, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Irene Johnson Monk. Ruth was a graduate of Dallas Borough High School. She was also a graduate of then College Misericordia.

 

In 1950, she married Martin (Marty) Quinn, who celebrated his 100th birthday in February. They lived in White Haven for over 60 years. She taught secondary English and grammar at Crestwood Junior High School for over 30 years.

 

A devout Christian, Ruth was a long-time member of St Paul's Lutheran Church in White Haven. She served on various committees and fund raisers for many years. She was also an avid reader and enjoyed gardening and quilting.

 

Ruth will always be remembered as an extremely kind and gentle woman who loved spending time with her various nieces and nephews, especially when they would spend weeks during the summers with her and Marty.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers William and Robert (Bob) Monk and sisters Charlotte (Tooties) Denmon and Doris Mallin. Ruth is survived by numerous loving nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, and grand-nephews. Also surviving are her sister, Jean Wilson and her husband Tex of Dallas.

 

A private family service will be held Wednesday from the Lehman Family Funeral Service, Inc. White Haven, with the Rev. Janell Wigen, pastor, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, White Haven, officiating. Interment will be in Laurel Cemetery, White Haven.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial donations be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 414 Berwick Street, White Haven, PA, 18661.

 

 

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