Ruth E. Evans, 103, of Columbia, passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2017. She was the wife of the late John J. Evans, Sr., to whom she was married for 61 years, before he passed away in 1998. She was born in Wilkes-Barre, daughter of the late George and Lulu Lamoreaux Dressel. Ruth worked as a seamstress at Kahn-Lucas Manufacturing, Co.; was the head cook at St. Anthony’s Catholic School; worked at Woolworth’s, Lancaster; and owned a corner grocery store at Third and Poplar Streets for 14 years.
She is survived by one son: John J. (Ann) Evans, Jr., Conestoga. Five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter: Ruth Ann Gorrecht. Four sisters and one brother.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Workman Funeral Homes, Inc., 31 South Eighth Street, Columbia on Monday, January 16, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. Interment in Laurel Hill Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. To send an online condolence, visit the condolence page.