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February 2, 2012

Ruth M. Sheard, formerly of Calkins, PA, died Monday, January 23, 2012 at Wayne Woodlands Manor, Waymart, PA. She was 82.

She was married to Robert Sheard who died in 2004. The couple married in 1947.

Born on August 10, 1929 in Wayne County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Loy Gregg.

Ruth helped on the family dairy farm and enjoyed canning, cooking and sewing. She was a secretary for 13 years at the Damascus School. Ruth was a member of the Calkins Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school and played the organ. She was a 4-H leader and served as the secretary for Wayne County Holstein Association and the Wayne County Farmer’s Association.

Ruth is survived by daughters Barbara Hauenstein and husband David of Aldenville, PA and Jeanne Soblesky and husband Daniel of Simpson, PA; daughter-in-law Ruthann Santoli of Prompton, PA; a sister, Inez Nolan of Aldenville; eight grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.

She is also preceded in death by a son, Lance Sheard; and sister Helen Bartolemeo.

Funeral services were held on January 26 in the Calkins Baptist Church at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Lane Jones officiating.

Interment was in the Calkins Cemetery.

A contribution can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association , 57 North Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, Pa 18701.