Ruby M. (Widdowson) Cramer, 89, of Penn Run, went to Indiana Regional Medical Center on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 to be with the Lord.
The daughter of Harry O. and Ida “Myrtle” (Henry) Widdowson was born on July 10, 1933 in Penn Run.
On September 2, 1951, she married Robert Perry Cramer Sr. and they spent more than 66 years of marriage until his death on March 14, 2018.
Ruby was a graduate of Indiana High School and Penn Run Schools.
Known for her love of God, music, and service to others, she enjoyed spending time with her family. She gave her gifts, time and musical talent for many years at Penn Run Church of the Brethren, where she was a life member. She has led several Wednesday children’s church programs, such as 66 Book Club and The Achievers. She loved singing the praises of God at home and in church, and encouraged too much singing, dancing, and playing instruments in her home. She took everyone into her heart and many into her home. Many outside of the immediate family considered her “Grandma Ruby.”
Ruby particularly enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, all of whom brought true joy and a bright smile to her face. She cherished her parents and 11 siblings and often shared special memories with them. Ruby loved the simple pleasures in life, like ice cream (banana splits).
Before her retirement, Ruby was a cafeteria worker (“lunch lady”), very popular with those of her lineage at Penn Run Elementary School and Penns Manor Elementary School and High School. They were all amazed by her math skills!
Ruby is survived by her five children, Barry Cramer of Erie; Timothy Cramer and wife Janet; Jeffrey Cramer and wife Karen; Connie Barnes and Robert Cramer Jr. and wife Veronica, all of Penn Run; their 11 grandchildren: Hillery Cramer and wife Jessica, Barry Cramer Jr. and wife Ashley, Terry Cramer and wife Ashley, Kathy Nichol and wife Jerod, Cortney Tyger and wife Isaac, Michael Cramer and wife Kayla, Zachary Cramer and fiancee Heather, Jessica Green and wife Chad, Justin Barnes and wife Brittany, Rhonda Ritenour and wife Eric and Abigaile Cramer; her 10 great-grandchildren: Noah and Apollo Green, Nathanael Ritenour, Declan Tyger, Raena and Audrey Nichol, Caidence Minich-Cramer, Alexander Cramer and Adalynn and Elise Cramer; her four siblings, Janet (Widdowson) Yuninger of Maryland; Harry “Dale” Widdowson of Pennsylvania; Iris (Widdowson) Walters of Pennsylvania; and Fred Widdowson of Virginia; her sisters-in-law Ruie (Cramer) Gressley of Indiana; Dolores (Ronald) Cramer of Penn Run; and Doris Jean (Rodger) from Penn Run; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Her parents preceded her in death; her husband Robert; her siblings Kenneth Widdowson, Kathryn (Widdowson) Polder, Wendell Widdowson, Ruth (Widdowson) Ankeny, Ronald Widdowson, Wilda (Widdowson) Eberly, and Marjorie (Widdowson) Allen; and her son-in-law Roger Barnes.
Family and friends were received at Penn Run Church of the Brethren, Penn Run, on Sunday and additional tours were held today at the church from 10am until the 11:30am funeral service with Pastor Jeff Fackler and Pastor Eric Ritenour officiated .
Commemorative contributions may be made to the Camp Harmony Scholarship Fund, PO Box 158, Hooversville, PA 15936.
Visit www.rairighfh.com to sign Ruby’s guestbook and send a message of condolences.