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Ruth Naomi (Matter) Cook

February 12, 1926 ~ September 16, 2018 (age 92)
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Ruth Naomi Cook, 92, of Elysburg passed away Sunday September 16, 2018 at her residence. She was born February 12, 1926 In Millersburg, PA, a daughter of the late Harvey J. and Ronie D. (Klinger) Matter.

She graduated from Millersburg High School class of 1943. Ruth worked at Nedrich Manufacturing Co in Elizabethville, where she met her husband Charles. They then moved to Elysburg where she worked at Knoebels Amusement Resort for over 40 years, primarily as the manager of the funnel cake stand.

She was known for her cooking. Ruth enjoyed traveling, camping, and watching sports. She spent many winters in Florida with her husband. She was a member of Lykens Chapter of Eastern Star, and the Elysburg Presbyterian Church.

Ruth is survived by her sister Winifred Gould and husband James of Hershey. As well as several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, as well as her husband Charles B. “Boom” Cook, three brothers; Mark, Marlin, and Leroy Matter, and sister Mary Blasser.

Services will be Friday September 21, 2018 at 11:00 am at Elysburg Presbyterian Church, 320 W Valley Ave, Elysburg with her pastor, Rev. Matthew Young officiating. Burial will follow at All Saints Cemetery. Family will receive friends Thursday September 20, 2018 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at the Allen R. Horne Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 193 McIntyre Road, Catawissa and Friday September 21, 2018 from 10:00 am until time of service at the church. Eastern Star services will be held at 7:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers contributions in Ruth’s memory may be sent to Shriners Children Hospital, 3551 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19140, Elysburg Presbyterian Church, 320 W. Valley Ave, Elysburg, PA 17824, or Make A Wish Foundation, 101 N. Centre St. #308, Pottsville, PA 17901.

Family and friends may send online condolences to The Allen R. Horne Funeral Home and Cremation Services, is handling arrangements.

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