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Visitation

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses
Saturday April 21st, 2018
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Memorial Service

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses
Saturday April 21st, 2018
2:00pm

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Ruth Gardner

Ruth Gardner, 86, of Carlisle passed away at her home on Wednesday April 11, 2018. She was born August 5, 1931 in Cabins, WV and was the daughter of the late Olie & Virginia (Sollars) Mick. Ruth was the widow of Branson Gardner and was predeceased by two sisters, Clarise Likens and Vivian Baker. Ruth has a brother, Olie (Norma) Mick Jr. of Carlisle and two sisters, Doris (Olen) Gardner of Carlisle and Joann Gardner of Mt. Holly Springs.

Ruth was a homemaker and member of the Carlisle Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She loved flowers, mowing her own grass and sewing. Ruth loved spending time with her two great granddaughters, Layna and Kady Magnuson. She is survived by her daughter, Patty (Larry) Stover of Newville and son-in-law, Howie Miller of Carlisle. She was predeceased by her daughters, Barbie Shuler and Peggy Miller. Ruth had six grandchildren, Matt (Renee) Stover, Amy (Jeff) Magnuson, Meredith (Paul) Orr, Melissa Miller, Jason (Jenny) Miller, and Glenn (Kyla) Corman. Ruth also had seven great-grandchildren, Layna, Kady, Abby, Zack, Brandon, Rachael, and Aliesha.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 2:00 PM in the Carlisle Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses with Elder Charles Rowell officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Inurnment will be in the Westminster Memorial Gardens at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Carlisle Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1 Mooredale Rd., Carlisle, PA 17015. Online condolences may be made to www.hollingerfuneralhome.com


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Guestbook

It is with a heavy heart I must say goodbye to you. Many years ago you graciously allowed me to enter into your family with open arms. You were a good mother and a wonderful Grandmother! I know as your time came near you were worried about Patty and who was going to take care of her. As I promised  I will make sure she is well taken care of until the time you meet again. You have left me with so many wonderful memories that have filled my heart with love and will continue to grow. Love Always Larry.

Larry Apr 21 2018 12:00 AM

Gram, I miss my walking partner the great conversations especially about my mom and stories we shared we laughed and cried yet, the memories I will never forget as well as the visits & going to Wendy's get your chili or the famous McDonald's coffee . You kept the family together and told US how it was never held back from the truth. Even if it hurt our feelings that was you GRAM.(that Mick blood) I loved you for that and even my last visit at the hospital you spoke enough for me to know you loved all your family. We all had a special place in your heart and we all MISS you Gram.

melissa miller Apr 19 2018 12:00 AM

Grandma   There is never enough words to say how thankful we are for all you have done for our family. And I have two very special girls who I am very thankful they got to know you and spend lots of time with you.  I know they will never forget their Friday nights at grandmas. And we’ll always have fun playing 500 rummy remembering the times we played with you. Will always remember you fixing or stuffed animals sewing us dresses And finding strings on everything. Well always remember chips to Burger King in the dollar store. And most of all what remember you always wanting to mow grass. Will always remember the good times we had as a family with you. Hopefully in The new system there will be a lawnmower so you will be able to mow grass again. You will be forever missed but always in our hearts and in our memories

Amy , Jeff, Layna , Kady Magnuson Apr 18 2018 12:00 AM

Our condolences to the families of Ruth Gardner.  We wish you peace and strength during this difficult time. Geoffrey & Linda Miller

Linda Miller Apr 17 2018 12:00 AM

Gramma... The love of my life. You were always there for me and will always love you.. Glad your last words to me was I love you.. You will always be remembered... 💖💖💞

Merideth Orr Apr 17 2018 12:00 AM

It was my sincere pleasure to have a grand mother again.   You see.   Grandma Ruth took me for who i was.  As a west Virginia boy she made me young again.     Thank you grandma.    Love Paul

Paul Orr Apr 17 2018 12:00 AM

I appreciated being able to spend the time that Ruth I had over the past year during her sicknesses.  Even though some of our visits were brief, we always shared a scripture and prayer together.  It was always an interchange of encouragement.  One thing I know is that she loved her entire family.  She will be missed dearly and I can't wait to see her again soon, in a perfect state of health.

Sean Stricker Apr 17 2018 12:00 AM