Ruth Hunger, 85, Versailles

first_imgRuth E. Hunger, 85, of Versailles passed away at 4:15pm, Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Thornton Terrace in Hanover. She was born near Versailles on December 18, 1932 the daughter of Edward and Norma Lomatsch Swingle. Ruth spent her entire life near her birthplace and on May 12, 1956 she was united in marriage to Willard Keith Hunger and he preceded her in death on October 26, 2012. Survivors include two sons Kenny (Timothy Moore) Hunger of Columbus, Ohio, and Gary (Annette) Hunger of Greensburg; two daughters Brenda Goerlitz of Hanover, and Ellen (Larry) Siebert of Batesville; five grandchildren Emily (Corey) McDarment of Madison, Philip (Erin) Baker of Greensburg, Clare Siebert of Batesville, and Madelyn and Clay Hunger of Greensburg, and also 4 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents and her brother Howard Swingle. Mrs. Hunger was a 1951 graduate of Versailles High School. She was a homemaker and was a former employee of the Jefferson Proving Ground. She was a lifetime member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Olean where she played the church organ for 70 years. She also participated in the WELC at church and served in other various capacities. Ruth’s greatest love besides her family was music and she served her community by playing for numerous weddings and funerals over the years. Ruth was also a member of the Ripley County Harmonettes. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 17th at 11am at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Olean with Pastor Curtis Black officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday from 5pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorials may be given to the St. Paul Lutheran Church or cemetery in care of the funeral home.last_img