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Ruby I. (Harry) Johnston

October 13, 1933 ~ October 9, 2021 (age 87)


Ruby I. Johnston, Hadley (Deer Creek Twp.) passed away early Saturday afternoon, October 9, 2021, at the AHN Grove City with her son and daughter by her side.  She was 87.

She was born in Greenville, on October 13, 1933, a daughter of the late Francis Armour and Isabelle Harry.  On April 25, 1953, she married her husband of 55 years, Samuel J. Johnston who preceded her in death on October 29, 2008.  In 1966 she and her husband became dairy farmers, milking Holsteins on the family farm in Deer Creek Twp. for 30 years along with her children.  She was devoted to her family and enjoyed being a grandmother and Nana to her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She enjoyed gardening and tending to her flowers, her love for flowers led Ruby to employment at the former Helbling Greenville, Fredonia.   She was a lifelong member of the Sheakleyville United Methodist Church.  Ruby, looked forward each year to making donuts at the Sheakleyville Old Home Week.

She is survived by her children, Sandra (Mark) Jones, Hadley, Dianne (Gary) Miller, Sharon, Carol L. Greggs, Sheakleyville, Robert (Linda) Johnston, Hadley, Chris Johnston, Hadley; a sister, Gail Benson, FL.; a sister-in-law, Phyllis Ramp, Greenville; 17 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

She was preceded by her parents; her husband; a son Rodney Johnston; a grandson, Jason E. Greggs; a great grandson; Gavin Nathaniel Miller; a brother, Lloyd Ramp; an infant son and a son-in- law, Leroy E. Greggs.

The funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 14, 2021, at 11:00 am at the Robert L. Snyder Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 3223 Perry Hwy., Sheakleyville with Theresa A. Robinson, pastor of the Sheakleyville United Methodist Church officiating.  Ruby will be laid to rest next to her husband at the Hadley Cemetery.  Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4:00 – 7:00 pm.

The family has suggested that memorial tributes may be made to the Sheakleyville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 87, Sheakleyville, PA. 16151

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October 13, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Robert L. Snyder Funeral Home and Crematory Inc.
3223 Perry Hwy P.O. Box 195
Sheakleyville, PA 16151

Funeral Service
October 14, 2021

11:00 AM
Robert L. Snyder Funeral Home and Crematory Inc.
3223 Perry Hwy P.O. Box 195
Sheakleyville, PA 16151

Video is available for this event


Hadley Cemetery
Loper Road
Hadley, PA 1613


Sheakleyville United Methodist Church
P.O. Box 187, Sheakleyville PA 16151-0187

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