Ruth Ann Townsend, 78
March 14, 2022
Ruth Anne Townsend, 78, of Mount Joy, passed away on Monday, March
Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Oliver R. and Anna Mae Hurst.
Ruth Anne had been a hairstylist and had owned her own salon for many years
in the Washington DC area. She had also lived for some time in Hollywood, CA where
she had worked in the hairstyling department for 20th Century Fox Studios, where she
worked on several well-known movies such as the original Planet of The Apes.
A very talented artist in many areas Ruth Anne made her own jewelry, painted in oils
and acrylics, and enjoyed drawing. She also had designed very intricate custom landscape
Ruth Anne is survived by her daughter: Sonia married to Thomas Rapp of Reinholds; her
four grandchildren: Kayla, Anthony, Shane and Enzo; her great grandson Talon, and by her sister-
in-law, JoAnne Hurst. Ruth Anne had four stepsisters as well. She was preceded in death by her brother, Richard Hurst.
Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.
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March 23, 2022
I met Ruth when I was 14 years old. She did my hair for many years . She was a good friend. So sorry that we lost contact .So sorry for your loss.
March 23, 2022
I used to run errands for ruth and give her rides and make her meals ,we used to sit and talk for hours when we were neighbors she was a very talented women and I will miss her may you rest in peace ruth and my deepest condolences to her family
March 21, 2022
I really will miss Ruth. We were good friends. She will be sorely missed. RIP Ruth