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Elizabeth Ruth (Ritter) Earnest

November 23, 1925 ~ December 30, 2021 (age 96)

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Obituary

“For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep.” I Thess. 4:14

Elizabeth Ruth Earnest, 96, of Lewistown, fell asleep in the Lord, December 30, 2021.

Born Nov. 23, 1925, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late John A. and Minnie (Ruble) Ritter.              

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: her husband, Lewis E. Earnest Sr. on Dec. 6, 1983; two brothers, William E. Ritter and John A. Ritter Jr.; and three sisters, Sarah A. Elder, Aretta Yocum Webber and Clara Brown.  She was the last of her immediate family.     

Elizabeth is survived by: four children, Delores Yohn and husband, Larry, of Reedsville, Lewis E. Earnest Jr. and wife, Maureen, of Lewistown, Richard Earnest and wife, Melanie, of Yeagertown, and Connie Jones and husband, Rick, of Milroy; 13 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and 22 great-great-grandchildren.    

She attended God’s Missionary Church.

Elizabeth retired from the housekeeping department of Lewistown Hospital in 1988.

A viewing will be held from 9 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022, at Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan Street, Lewistown, followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m., with Rev. Darvin Donahey officiating.

Interment will take place at Mount Rock Cemetery, Lewistown. 

Memorial contributions in Elizabeth’s memory may be made to God’s Missionary Church, 1107 West 5th Street, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Elizabeth’s family would like to thank the staffs at Life Geisinger and Ohesson Manor for their care and compassion that was expressed so well.       

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Services

Viewing
Tuesday
January 4, 2022

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc.
75 Logan St.
Lewistown, PA 17044

Funeral Service
Tuesday
January 4, 2022

11:00 AM
Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc.
75 Logan St.
Lewistown, PA 17044

Graveside Service
Tuesday
January 4, 2022

12:15 PM
Mount Rock Cemetery
Oakland Ave
Lewistown, PA 17044

Donations

God's Missionary Church
1107 W. Fifth St., Lewistown PA 17044

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