Ruth M. Bauer, 86, of 163 East Oilwell St., St. Marys, died on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.
She was born Dec 5, 1925 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Ignatius and Gertrude Fritz Feldbauer.
She was married to the late Walter J. Bauer Sr., who preceded her in death in 1956.
Mrs. Bauer was a lifelong resident of the area and a member of Sacred Heart Church. She was a graduate of Central High School, Class of 1943. She devoted her life and love to caring for her children and grandchildren, whom she greatly enjoyed spending time with.
She is survived by three daughters, Sandi, Mrs. Allen Renwick of St. Marys, Mary Ann Gregori of St. Marys and Debbie, Mrs. Alan Heath of St. Marys; four granddaughters, Brenda (Kirk) Whiting, Melissa Gregori, Krista Gregori and Tracy (Frank Kopp) Heath; five great-grandchildren, Cole, Jesse, Skyler, Sienna and Nicolas; and two sisters, Alice Feldbauer of St. Marys and Jean, Mrs. Vito Eozzo of St. Marys.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Walter J. Bauer Jr. in 1993; four brothers, Earl, William, Harold and Robert Feldbauer; and a sister, Mary Lou Burgeson.
Relatives and friends of Ruth M. Bauer are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 325 Center St., St. Marys, on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at noon, with the Rev. Eric Vogt, O.S.B., as celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.
There will be no visitation.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Nurses Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Rd., Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857; or to a charity of choice.
Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys, is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be placed at www.LynchGreen.com .