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Ruth Etta Zahursky

February 26, 1923 ~ August 1, 2017 (age 94)

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Ruth Etta Zahursky, 94 of New Washington, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 1, 2017.

Mrs. Zahursky was born on February 26, 1923 in Westover, a daughter of the late Orville and Leah (Woods) Fronk.

Ruth was a 1941 graduate of Westover High School. She worked at several sewing factories early in life, then sold Avon and was always a homemaker. She loved to cook, sew, quilt, watch the Pirates on TV, work in her flowers beds, and visit with her family and friends. She was a Methodist by faith and a member of the New Washington Methodist Church for 72 years. She was a wonderful mother and friend, and the last member of her generation.

She is survived by one son; Dave A. Zahursky of Mahaffey, one daughter; Shirley Hoyne (William) of Altoona, two grandchildren; Randy Riley (Kris), Stephanie Turin (Todd), five great-grandchildren; Ryan, Madison, and Shawn Riley, Trevor and Emma Turin, numerous nieces and nephews, and her very good friend, Tessie Singer (David) of Mahaffey.

She is preceded in death by her first husband; Harry Bell who passed away in 1952, her second husband; Emil Zahursky who passed away in 1998, three brothers; Donald, Milton, and Orville Fronk, two sisters; Cordela Wagner and Gladys Fronk, one special sister-in-law; Emma Bell.

Friends will be received from 2-8 pm on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at the New Washington United Methodist Church.

Additional viewing will be held from 10-11 am on Friday, August 4, 2017, where a funeral service will follow at 11 AM with Rev. John White and Rev. Cub Jones officiating.

Interment will follow at New Washington Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the New Washington United Methodist Church: 97 Front Street, Mahaffey, PA 15757.

All arrangements are under the care of Waldron Funeral Home in Mahaffey.


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