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Ruth Lancaster

Ruth Ann Lancaster (Ritchea)

Thursday, June 9th, 1932 - Monday, December 9th, 2019
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Obituary

Ruth Ann (Ritchea) Lancaster, 87 of Wellsburg, WV, passed away at 6:15 AM on December 9, 2019 at her residence with her family at her side.

Ruth was born on June 9, 1932 in Brilliant, OH. She was the daughter of the late Carl and Margaret (Murray) Ritchea.

Ruth retired from the plate department at the Tin Mill of Weirton Steel Corp. She was a dedicated and faithful member of the Brooke Hills Free Methodist Church, Wellsburg, WV, served on the Board of Stewards and attended Bible studies throughout the week, Easter Seals, Women of the Moose, and AARP where she served as Past President. Many will remember Ruth for her love of bowling with the Grannies’, being a poll worker, dedication to the community through various organizations; but most of all, for her love of Christ and being a matriarch of the family.

In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by a son, Randell Behanna and four siblings, Alta Williams, Jean Sine, Elva “Boots” Richards and Stanley “Buck” Ritchea.

Ruth is survived by her husband of 56 years, Friend Albert Lancaster of Wellsburg, WV, two daughters, Joyce Gibson and her husband, Edward of Wellsburg, WV and Judith Price of Chapmanville, WV a daughter-in-law, Loretta Behanna of New Cumberland, WV, 10 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, a great great granddaughter and numerous nieces and nephews.

Family and friend will be received on Thursday, December 12, 2019 from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 PM at the Chambers Funeral Home, Wellsburg, WV (304)737-3551, with additional visitation at the Brooke Hills Free Methodist Church on Friday, December 13, 2019 from 9:00AM until time of Funeral Service at 10:00 AM, with Reverend Steven Hlatky, officiating.

Interment will follow privately at Parkview Memorial Park, Wheeling, WV.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Brooke Hills Free Methodist Church, 1340 Washington Pike, Wellsburg, WV 26070.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, December 12th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Thursday, December 12th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Chambers Funeral Home
    Address
    1030 Main Street
    WELLSBURG, WV 26070
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  • Second Visitation

    Thursday, December 12th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Thursday, December 12th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Chambers Funeral Home
    Address
    1030 Main Street
    WELLSBURG, WV 26070
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Third Visitation

    Friday, December 13th, 2019 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    When
    Friday, December 13th, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
    Location
    Brooke Hills Free Methodist Church
    Address
    1340 Washington Pike
    WELLSBURG, WV 26070
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, December 13th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Friday, December 13th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    Brooke Hills Free Methodist Church
    Address
    1340 Washington Pike
    WELLSBURG, WV 26070
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Reverend Steven Hlatky
  • Interment

    Location
    Parkview Memorial Park
    Address
    127 Warden Run Rd
    WHEELING, WV 26003
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    Burial will follow privately at cemetery
  • Reception

    Location
    Brooke Hills Free Methodist Church
    Address
    1340 Washington Pike
    WELLSBURG, WV 26070
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Immediate following the service

Affiliations

  • AARP
  • Christian Cross
  • Easter Seals Disability Service
  • Christian Symbol
  • Moose Lodge

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Betty Lou Harris

Posted at 09:36pm
Ruth was a special lady. She always attended AARP meetings and was very active. My condolences to the family. May God surround you with His comfort, love and support during this difficult time. God bless.
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Love always Linda n Woody.

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