Ruth M. Bainbridge

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Ruth M. Bainbridge, 84, of Tower City, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 at the Manor of the Susquehanna Village, Millersburg.

Born in Orwin, March 7, 1928, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Katie Behney Minnich.

Ruth was a retired seamstress from the former Lebro Shirt Factory, Lykens.

Ruth was a very active member of Trinity United Church of Christ, she was a member and former president of the women's guild; Elder in the Consistory and taught Sunday School for many years. She was a member of the Orwin Fire Company Auxiliary; a coordinator of the former Tower City Senior Citizens; a driver with the Meals and Wheels program in Tower City; a member of the former Daughters of America and the Republican Club.

She was pre-deceased by her husband, William R., 1968; a daughter, Linda Kohr, 1988; a brother, Clair Minnich and two sisters, Elsie Kopp and Elva Snoody.

Surviving are a daughter, Beth Ann Rowe and her husband Bradley, Tower City; a son, William J. Bainbridge and his wife Lisa, Mountville; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 23 from Trinity United Church of Christ, Tower City with Rev. Edward Gobrecht officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations should be made to Trinity UCC, E. Grand Avenue, Tower City PA 17980. Dimon Funeral Homes, Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements. To sign the guestbook visit

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