The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

July 10, 2013

Ruth N. Houston

The Tribune-Democrat

NEW FLORENCE — HOUSTON – Ruth N., 88, New Florence, passed away July 10, 2013, at Golden Living Center, Johnstown. Born April 2, 1925, in New Florence, daughter of the late Joseph I. and Laurena (Winebrenner) Houston. Also preceded in death by brother, Joseph R. Houston; sister, Sarah Louise Houston; and sister-in-law, Edith Houston Zadravec. Survived by niece, Betty Jane Houston; and good friends, Ronald “Peck” Gehring, Marilyn McDermott, Paula Crusan, Joe and Mary Rager, Tom Smith and many other friends. She helped at the Roth’s Store, helped many neighbors get their groceries, cut her own grass until recently and enjoyed shopping. Member of New Florence United Methodist and former EUB Church. Friends received from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral Home, 139 Ligonier St., New Florence, where service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Pastor Sharon Hamley, officiating. Interment, Coles Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations maybe made to either New Florence Volunteer Fire Company or Laurel Valley Ambulance Service. Online condolences may by left at

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