Ruth E. Everhart

TEMPLETON — Ruth E. (Edwards) Everhart, 94, of 27 Baker Ln., died peacefully Sunday morning, Oct. 22, 2017, in Quabbin Valley Healthcare, Athol, with her family at her side.

She was born in Berwick, Pa., on April 1, 1923, daughter of the late Ernest and Helena (Masters) Edwards and was a graduate of Berwick High School.

While living in Berwick, Ruth was a factory worker at Wise Potato Chips. She had been a resident of Templeton since 1951. Active in civic affairs, Ruth was a past president of the former Templeton Women’s Club and was a member of the Templeton Historical Society. She had been a member of East Templeton United Methodist Church, where she sang in its choir and had been a member of its Women’s Club and served on several church committees. Ruth was a longtime member and former Worthy Matron of Jessamine Chapter #75 Order of Eastern Star and a member and conductress of Massachusetts Grand Chapter Order of Eastern Star,.

Her husband, Harry A. Everhart, died in 1996. She leaves her children, Larry A. Everhart of Iowa, Bonnie Cochran of Winchendon and Sandra Everhart of Athol; a half sister, Elaine Barnhart; 13 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Hinton of Colorado and two brothers, Harold Edwards and Stanley Edwards.

Calling hours will be held Saturday, Oct. 28, from 4 to 6 p.m., in Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central St., Winchendon. Members of Jessamine Chapter Order of Eastern Star will conduct an Eastern Star ceremony at 4 p.m. Funeral services in the funeral home will be held at 6 p.m. with the Rev. William Ault officiating.

Burial will be in Roselawn Street Cemetery, Berwick, Pa., on Monday, Oct. 30.

Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452.

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