Ruth BixlerSeptember 4, 1926 ~ December 25, 2017 (age 91)
Ruth Bixler, 91, of Harrisburg, passed away Monday, December 25, 2017. She was born September 4, 1926, the daughter of Herbert and Flora (Densley) Holmes. She is the stepdaughter of Isaac Jayes.
Ruth was a seamstress and retired from the State of Pennsylvania, Dept. of Motor Vehicles. She is a member of the Tree of Life Lutheran Church, Harrisburg.
Ruth met her husband, Garvin Bixler, Sr. while he was in the service for World War II and was stationed in Leicester, England. They were married there on June 6, 1945. She came over to the United States on the ship SS Brazil along with 600 war brides on March 9, 1946 and because a U.S. Citizen.
Ruth was active for several years in the Harrisburg Chapter of the Sweet Adelines. She also volunteered at the Poly Clinic for several years and she was also the Chaplin of the Ladies Auxiliary for the American Legion, Post 1001 for many years.
Ruth is survived by her son, Garvin Jr. and wife LuAnn of Clarks Summit, PA; grandson, Garvin III and companion Nicole Truchan of Pittsburgh PA; one brother Garvin Jayes of England; two sister's in-law Maureen Jayes of Leicester, England; Dora Wertz of Muir, PA and by her long time companion, Harry Dolby of Harrisburg, PA and many nieces and nephews.
Ruth was preceded in death by husband; her parents and stepfather; two brothers, Dennis Holmes and Trevor Jayes, England; and one sister, Joyce Duncannon, PA.
Funeral services will be held Friday, December 29th at 2:30 pm from the Chapel of the Dimon Funeral Home, Inc., Tower City with Pastor Annette Shutt. Burial will be in the Methodist Cemetery, Muir. Visitation will be from 2:00-2:30 at the chapel.
Our family would like to thank all the special people who care for Ruth; the staff of Elmcroft Memory Care of Peckville, Pa, Hospice of Sacred Heart of Dunmore, PA. Caregiver Sue Lesknick and the staff of Specialty Home Care of Harrisburg niece Carol Hartlaub, and Betty Ann Mortenson both of Harrisburg and Steve Dolby of Dauphin
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