Ruth M. Kafferlin, 88 years old | Obituary


Ruth M. Kafferlin, 88, of King Road, Corry, Pa., Died Friday October 1, 2021 at Corry Memorial Hospital.

She was born July 19, 1933 in Erie, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Guy and Margaret Gallagher Matteson.

Ruth grew up and was educated in Erie and Corry. She attended East High School and in 10th grade moved to Corry and graduated from Corry High School in 1951. She then became a telephone operator at Corry until she married and stayed in. home to raise his family. Ruth later worked for Cherry Hill Furniture in Union City for a short time before working for Erie County Extension Services as a nutritionist.

She has been a founding member of Faith Evangelical Church in Corry since 1968 and taught Sunday School there for many years. Ruth was very involved in Doorkeepers Christian Outreach. She enjoyed painting, gardening flowers, spending the winter in Florida and being with family and friends.

In addition to her parents, Ruth was predeceased by her first husband, RC Marsh; her second husband, William H. Kafferlin; two young daughters, Cheryl and Susan Marsh; one son, Craig Marsh in infancy; and a sister, Janet Cloud.

Ruth is survived by two sons, Mike Marsh and his wife Cindy and Ron Marsh and his wife Kim all of Corry, Pennsylvania; five sisters, Sally Pryor of Ohio, Bertha Carbaugh and her husband Cecil of Tennessee, Doris Vanderpool and her husband Don of Scottsdale, Arizona, Priscilla Jewell of Corry, Pennsylvania; and Carrie Davison from California; two step-sons, James Kafferlin of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Douglas Kafferlin and his wife Carol of Spring Creek, Pennsylvania; and two stepdaughters, Barb Kimmy and her husband Richard of Spring Creek, Pa., and Chris Matteson and her husband Jeff of Corry, Pa.

She is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends can call Faith Evangelical Church, 13444 W. Washington St., Corry, Pa., Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral at 11 a.m. Reverend Lynn Cirigliano will officiate.

Interment will be in Lawn Cemetery, Beaverdam, Pennsylvania.

Memoirs can be made at Faith Evangelical Church, 13444 W. Washington St., Corry, PA 16407; or at Doorkeepers Christian Outreach, 110 Doorkeepers Lane, Corry, PA 16407.

Funeral arrangements are the responsibility of Bracken Funeral Home Inc., 315 N. Center St., Corry, Pa.

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