Ruth Wingert

Ruth Elizabeth Wingert (Shelly)

Monday, July 14th, 1924 - Tuesday, April 14th, 2020
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Ruth Elizabeth Wingert, age 95, a resident of Chambers Pointe, Menno Haven, in Chambersburg, PA, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. Born July 14, 1924, in Elizabethtown, PA, she was the daughter of the late Engle and Anna Nora (Brubaker) Shelly.

After graduating from East Donegal High School in 1942, Ruth worked at Continental Press in Elizabethtown, PA, until her marriage to Raymond C. Wingert on March 2, 1946. Being a dedicated homemaker her entire life, Ruth displayed a sense of service, hospitality, and a desire to help and care for others. Ruth worked with her husband for many years on the family farm in Duffield. She was a member of New Guilford Brethren in Christ Church where she served as a Sunday School teacher, volunteered with the Cradle Roll and Sewing Circle, and was a Bible Release Time listener. Ruth, with her husband, served at CBM Camp Gilead in Polk City, FL and Kenbrook Bible Camp in Lebanon, PA. She enjoyed vegetable gardening, entertaining family & friends and traveling. One of Ruth’s notable talents was her delicious Lancaster County style home cooking.

She is survived by: five children - Jean C. Hess of Chambersburg, Lester C. Wingert (Judy) of Chambersburg, Glenn C. Wingert (Joanne) of Waynesboro, Janice A. Wingert of Chambersburg, and Carolyn R. Augustine (Richard) of Norcross, GA; eleven grandchildren - Douglas Hess, Sharon Purdy, Wendy Kerstetter, Rebekah Fisak, Michael Wingert, Brandt Wingert, Renee Wingert, Nicole Augustine Blair, Kyle Augustine, Bethany Harbaugh, and Luke Wingert; and eleven great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, August 22, 2020 at New Guilford Brethren In Christ Church, 1575 Mont Alto Road, Chambersburg, PA. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to Roxbury Holiness Camp, Orrstown, PA.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, August 22nd, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Saturday, August 22nd, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    New Guilford Brethren In Christ Church
    1575 Mont Alto Road
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  • Service

    Saturday, August 22nd, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saturday, August 22nd, 2020 11:00am
    New Guilford Brethren In Christ Cemetery
    Mont Alto Road
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Posted at 09:19am
Our first home in 1964 was on a corner property of the Wingert farm. Ruth adopted us and made us a part of her family. Her goodness and love have remained with us throughout our lives. The McKalip family (Diehl, Karole, Fred, Tim, and Katie).

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