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Mrs. Ruth E. Jones

Obituary for Mrs. Ruth E. Jones

September 23, 1933 - January 25, 2021
Cranford, New Jersey | Age 87


Ruth E Jones passed away on January 25, 2021 at Spring Village at Pocono Assisted Living, Stroudsburg, PA. She was born on September 23, 1933 in Plymouth, PA to Margaret (Sims) and William H Paul. She grew up in Plymouth and graduated from Plymouth High School in 1951. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Education from The State Teacher's College of Pennsylvania (Bloomsburg University) in 1955. She loved the Jersey shore and spent five summers during her college years working at the North End Cafeteria in Ocean Grove, NJ. She married Merlyn W Jones on October 15, 1955. She began her teaching career in East Orange, NJ, raised a family, then taught 4th grade for 24 years at Brookside Elementary School in Cranford, NJ. Ruth was an avid reader and she enjoyed spending time with her family and summers at the family cottage in Pennsylvania. She and Merlyn also enjoyed many trips and cruises over their retirement years. Ruth was a long time member of Cranford United Methodist Church. She will be sadly missed by her children, Janet (Ted) Beaver of Wooster, OH, Richard Jones of Harrisburg, PA, Judith Scott of Colonia, NJ, and Jill (Stephen) Muir of Effort, PA, 9 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and her brother-in-law, Richard (Denise) Jones of Macungie, PA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Merlyn, of 61 years, her parents, her son, David P Jones, her son-in-law, Kevin Scott, and grandson, Kevin Scott, Jr. A celebration of Ruth's life is being planned for a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Pocono Mountain Bible Conference 191 Clifton Beach Road Clifton Township, PA 18424

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