Ruth C. Gaston, 91

Ruth C. Gaston, 91, of Willow Street, died Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at Lancaster General Hospital after an illness.  Born in Baltimore, Ruth was the daughter of the late George C. and Martha L. (Thalheim) Fewster.  She was married to the late David H. Gaston, who died in 2005.

Ruth was a florist, designing for several shops in Baltimore, MD.  She hand painted china, painted with oils, was an avid gardener and a good cook.  Ruth was a very loving and nurturing person who truly loved the Lord.

Ruth was a member of Grace Church at Willow Valley.

She is survived by her sisters, Frieda A. Von Hagel and Ann E. Rountree of Willow Street, nephew, Charles P. Von Hagel, husband of Joanne, of Bel Air, MD, step-son, Tod D. Gaston and wife Susan, step-daughter, Renee D. Brown and step-grandchildren Zachary and Lauren of Baltimore, MD.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral Service at Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., 414 E. King St., Lancaster, PA 17602 on Monday, January 12, 2009 at 10 AM with Rev. Robert B. Kern officiating.  A viewing will be held at the funeral home on Monday morning from 9 until 10 AM.  Interment will be in Parkwood Cemetery, Baltimore, MD.  To send an online condolence, please visit 

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