Ruth H. Jones

Ruth H. Jones, 98, West Scranton and Ruskin Florida passed away early Saturday morning in Clarks Summit Senior Living where she had been residing.  She was the widow of Earl W. Jones who passed away in 2014.

Born May 17, 1925 in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Martha Davis Healey.  Ruth was a 1942 graduate of the Scranton Technical High School and was a devoted member of the Jackson Street Baptist Church.  Ruth was a member and past president of The Scranton Business and Professional Women’s Club and on the Board of Directors of the twenty-three women’s business clubs in Pennsylvania.   Ruth was the first woman to be appointed to serve on The Board of Ethics of the City of Scranton by then Mayor Eugene Peters.  She was also a life member of the Keystone Consistory Auxiliary as well a member and past president of the Meri Maids of the Irem Temple Shrine. 

Surviving are a daughter Linda Jones and her husband Jack; two granddaughters Katie Jajczyk and her husband Chad and Rebecca Brown and her husband Greg; her great granddaughter Madison; a beloved niece Ruth Ogle and her daughter Megan Banach.

She was also preceded in death by her sister Hazel H. Diehl.

A memorial service will be held Monday, July 31st at 11am in the Jackson Street Baptist Church 1206 Jackson Street, West Scranton with Rev. Dr. Elliott Cooke officiating.

Interment, private in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Jackson Street Baptist Church 1206 Jackson Street Scranton, PA 18504.

Arrangements have been entrusted to and are under the care and direction of the Vanston and James Funeral Home, Scranton.

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  1. Dear Jack and Linda,

    My deep sympathy to both of you at the passing of dear Ruth. I remember her well as a young boy during my many soloist years at the Jackson Street Baptist Church.

    Like my own dear mother, Pauline Mayer Fallon, Ruth certainly lived a long, full life!
    Give her a great send off in July and cherish all of the wonderful memories!

    My love, prayers and sympathy!


  2. Constance J Richards

    Remembering Ruth. I met her through her old tenant Janet McVicar. Ruth and Bud were nice to attend an ice cream social my church had. I have a plastic carrier that Ruth gave me years ago.
    I’m still using it. My sincere condolences at your loss.

  3. Sharon Fairchild and Linda Massey

    Deepest sympathy
    Ruth was like family to us here in our Florida community. She will be missed by one and all. We will always remember her laugh and her energy. We love you Ruthie and you will be missed.

  4. Mike &Connie Cairl

    Our sympathy to the family.Ruthie was like sunshine in our life , we loved her . We meet her in Florida and she was a great friend . We will miss her so much , but she is with the lord , and her wonderful husband Bud .

  5. Tonya

    My condolences to the family..Ruth was a wonderful women with great stories to tell..Truly will be missed

  6. Tonya

    My condolences to her family.
    Ruth will be sadly missed.

  7. Judy Godden

    Ruthie was like the energizer bunny and loved by all at hawaiian isles where I met her a great lady and will be sadly missed RIP in heavenly peace love ya
    Katie sorry for your loss

  8. Carol Lutz Edwards

    Linda, remembering your mom with fond memories. Your mom always had a smile on her face and lit up a room, wherever she went. I was Arline Edwards’ s daughter in law.

  9. Gary, Lenore Shiner

    To the family of Ruth Jones, We were so sorry to hear about the passing of our dear friend Ruth. We were friends of both Bud and her for over 25 years. Many fond memories of being with the both of them in Florida, and attending many meetings with them at the Masonic Temple for the Keystone Consistory, The Irem Temple Shriner’s, and many more great memories of visiting them in their lovely home. She always had a smile and a joke to tell, and she will be missed.

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