Ruth F. GAMBLE, 98, of Brookland, Ulysses, PA, died peacefully on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 in her home surrounded by her family.
Born September 11, 1919, in Spring Mills, NY, she was the daughter of William and Hattie R. Whitman French.
On July 4, 1942, in Buffalo, NY, she married Edward L. Gamble, who predeceased her on October 19, 2009.
A graduate of Harrison Valley High School and Mansfield Normal School, she began her teaching career in Thompson, PA and later taught home economics at Genesee High School and Northern Potter High School. While attending college, she was employed by State Sen Raymond Stone at Oak Hall in Brookland, where she met Edward.
She was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church in Brookland, serving as one of the first women delegates to the diocesan convention, Episcopal Church Women, serving as president, secretary, and treasurer, Potter County Historical Society, PA Association of School Retirees, and Delta Kappa Gamma, serving as chapter president and historian. Ruth was a volunteer with Potter County Hospice.
Surviving are: a daughter, Phyllis (Alan) Scardina of Winston-Salem, NC; a son, Darrell (Patti) Gamble of Brookland; a daughter-in-law, Bonnie Gamble of Mayville, NY; seven grandchildren, Lori (Matt) Maughon, Michael (Debbie) Scardina, John (Mandy) Scardina, Sara Gamble, Aimee Crowl, Emily Gamble, and Nick Gamble; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Doris F. Clark of Westfield; and nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a son, Quentin A. Gamble; and a sister, Bonnie Miller.
Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Friday, December 29, 2017 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM, Saturday in All Saints Episcopal Church, Brookland. The Rev. Janis Yskamp and the Rev. Carol Carlson will co-officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to All Saints Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 52, Coudersport, PA 16915 or Potter County Hospice, c/o Cole Memorial Hospital, 1001 E. Second St., Coudersport, PA 16915.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.