Ruth E. Young, 85

Ruth E. (Stauffer) Young, 85, of Lancaster, passed away peacefully Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy.

Born in Strasburg, she was the daughter of the late John and Florence (Andrews) Stauffer

She was employed for 40 years by the Harold Horn and Avis Insurance Agencies.

Ruth was devoted to her children and grandchildren and even though she four children of her own, her home was always open and filled with children.

She also loved to garden.

She is survived by a son, Michael Young of Marietta; three daughters:  Wende Nagy of Lampeter; Lori Hogarth and her husband Scott of Neffsville; and Susan Spangler and her husband Robert of Oxford; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and a sister, Jean Wagner of Lampeter.  She was preceded in death by two brothers, John “Jack” and Robert Stauffer.

Memorial services will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Ross St. United Methodist Church, 312 E. Ross St., Lancaster, PA  17602 with Rev. Kerry E. Leeper officiating.  The family will receive friends after the service at the church.  Burial will be at the family’s convenience. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice & Community Care, 685 Good Dr., PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA  17604. To place a condolence online, please visit Charles F. Snyder, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory 717-560-5100

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You are all in my thoughts and prayers.  She was a great woman.  I have many fond memories of Ruth…she always brought a smile!

Love to all..
Wanda L. Baynard (Wan)

Mike, Wende, Lori, Sue.

Sending Prayers of sympathy for the lost of your Mom. I know how you will miss her.



Our sincere sympathies at the loss of your mom. It is hard I know, My mom has only been gone a little over a year. You took great care of her and I’m sure she loved all of you dearly. May she be at peace now and rest with the Lord. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Take Care and know that your friends are there for you.

Bob and Paige Nein

Dear Wende:

I’m so sorry for your loss.  I will always fondly remember your Mom.  She was always very welcoming and friendly towards me during my many, many hours spent at your house as a teenager.  There will be a special place waiting for her in heaven.  Love. 
Ellen Miley

Mike, Wende, Lori, and Sue,
Your family was a very welcome addition to the 200 block of the west side of Ruby Street back in the 1960’s, and I remember your mother as she was at that time.

My condolences on the loss of your mother. May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of the joyful times you spent with her as you celebrate a life well lived.

Gail Young (your neighbor @ 216 Ruby Street)

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