First Posted: 4/6/2008
Ruth Rau, 81, of Tunkhannock, died, March 29, 2008, surrounded by loved ones. She was born in Springville on July 20, 1926, a daughter of the late Raymond and Mary Palmiter Weber. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by the Pittston Cigar Factory in Pittston. For several years, she was employed as a housekeeper for several families in the Tunkhannock area. She retired from the Procter and Gamble Plant, in Mehoopany, in 1993 after 20 years of service. She was a member of the Wyoming County Senior Citizens, Wyoming County Red Hat Association and was a member of the Shadow Brook Ladies Tuesday Night Bowling league and the Morning Glories bowling league. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward C. Rau; brother, Eugene Weber; sisters, Fannie Belet, Marjorie Weber, Mary E. VanAuken and Martha Allen. Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, Edward C. and Myrna Rau, of Burlington, NJ; Robert E. and Marcy Rau, of Mill City; daughters and sons-in-law, Eva and Bill Dieffenbach and Judy and Glen Werkheiser, both of Tunkhannock; brother, Sol Weber of Hamlin, Pa.; sisters, Dorothy Svitzer of Alexandria, VA; Jane Whitby of Maybrook, NY; Christine Weber, of New Egypt, NJ; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were April 1 from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., Tunkhannock. Interment, Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock. Memorial contribution may be made to Hospice St. John, 416 Main St., Suite D, Honesdale, Pa. 18431 or to the Susquehanna County Human Society, Grow Ave., Montrose, Pa. 18801.