Rome, PA – Ruth E. Braun "Beloved Wife & Mother"
Ruth E. Braun, 101, of 3204 Peck Hill Road, passed away on Monday, January 6, 2020, at the Sayre Health Care Center, following a brief illness.
Ruth was born on December 4, 1918 in Olean and was a daughter of Charles and Anna Masoner Schnell. On August 8, 1942, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Olean, she married her husband of 38 years, Kenneth W. Braun, who predeceased her on July 19, 1981.
Ruth was a 1936 graduate of Olean High School. She worked for Both, Branch, and Hendrix for 39 years, before retiring to take care of her husband until he passed in 1981. Ruth returned to work as a secretary at the Immanuel Lutheran church until 2004, when she moved to Pennsylvania. She enjoyed cross stitch, canning, baking, candle making, and anything that had to do with crafts.
Ruth is survived by; 2 daughters, Judith (James) Lannon of El Paso, TX and Kay (Robert) Freed of Rome, PA; 5 grandchildren, Christian (Annie) Freed of Holly Springs, NC, Bradley (Laura) Freed, of Jacksonville, TX, Dr. Melissa Wholeben and Timothy Wholeben both of El Paso, TX, and Kevin Wholeben of Illinois; a step grandchild, Taylor Diego; and 8 great grandchildren, Ashlynn, Kaycee, Mesa, Jonathon, Jamal, Timothy, Arhianna, and Ethan.
Along with her loving husband, Ruth was predeceased by her parents, and 2 siblings, Laura and Carl.
Friends will be received at the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc.,646 East State Street, Olean, on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm, at which time a Funeral Service will be held. The Rev. Dr. Derek J. Cheek, Pastor of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, will officiate. Burial will be at Allegany Cemetery in Allegany, New York. Online condolences may be made at www.LetroMcIntoshSpinkFuneralHome.com.
Memorials may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 419 Laurens Street, Olean, New York 14760.
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