Ruth J. Mock-Kos, 101, of Pennknoll Village, formerly of New Paris, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019.
She was born at home in Napier Twp. on June 24, 1918, daughter of the late Sheridan and Sadie M. (Gordon) Rowzer. She was also preceded in death by her two husbands, Edward L. Mock, whom she married on Dec. 25, 1936, in Cumberland, MD, by the Rev. Charles Baughman. Edward preceded her in death on July 9, 1978. She married Frank J. Kos, a WW II Veteran on Aug. 10, 1995, in Renton, WA, by Rev. Michael Hoffman. Frank preceded her in death on July 14, 2011. Both died from cancer. She also was preceded in death by two siblings, Mayetta Grace Hornick and Frank Rowzer; daughter, Clara Soltes and two infant grandchildren.
Ruth is survived by two daughters: Carol, married to Paul Pyle of Rockwood, and Connie, married to Jack Diehl of Everett; three step children, Sue Rutherford, Mary Kirker, and Frank Kos Jr., all of Washington State. She has 9 grandchildren: John Soltes Jr., Janet Spisock, Kristine, married to Robert Ayscue, all of N.C.; Cindy, married to Earl Spangler, Karen, married to Sam Dibert, and Mary, married to Brian Stahl, all of Rockwood, and Kerry Pyle, married to Shannon of Montana; Denice, married to Jeff Dible of Milroy, and Tamy, married to Dave Thompson of Virginia. There are 23 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren surviving and a special friend and caregiver Wilma Fetters.
Ruth and Ed worked at the Glenn L. Martin Air Craft plant in Baltimore, MD, during WW II where she was known as one of the original “Rosie the Riveters.” She was also employed at Best Form in Windber and Fairfoot Shoe Factory in Wolfsburg.
She enjoyed riding horses on the old mountain trails with her daughters, also gardening, embroidery work and traveling out West with the Pyle family.
Ruth loved the Lord and reading her Bible and was faithful listener and supporter of the Oliver Green Radio Program. Ed and Ruth were Charter Members of the Faith Brethren Bible Church and then became a member of Rocklick Hollow Historic Baptist Church of New Paris.
Ruth and her stories about the Good Old Days will be greatly missed.
Friends will be received on Sunday, Oct. 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Mickle-Geisel Funeral Home, Schellsburg.
A Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 14, at Mickle-Geisel Funeral Home, Schellsburg, with Pastors Dana Umbel and Jerry Jackson officiating.
Online Condolences may be expressed at www.geiselfuneral.com. Arrangements entrusted to Mickle-Geisel Funeral Home, Schellsburg.