MECHANICSBURG - Ruth E. Wirt, 95, of Mechanicsburg, passed away Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009, at Church of God Nursing Home.
Mrs. Wirt was born in McAlisterville on April 19, 1914, the daughter of the late Albert and Mary (Shirk) Benner.
She was a member of Central Lutheran Church Mifflintown, and was active in NARFE.
She was the widow of Bernal E. "Red" Wirt.
Ruth is survived by four daughters, Sandra W. Quinlan, of Mechanicsburg, Carolyn, wife of Frank Gearhart, of Roseland, Fla., Jackie, wife of John Scott, of Mechanicsburg, Linda, wife of Richard McNertney, of Mechanicsburg; 10 grandchildren, Jeffrey Quinlan, Susie Salmon, Kimberly Laurer, Keith Quinlan, G. Scott Kepler, Cathy Dougherty, Rich Scott, Chris Scott, Brian McNertney, and Shawn McNertney; 14 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandson.
Ruth was the last surviving member of her family.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29, in the Myers Funeral Home of Mechanicsburg, with the Rev. Bradley V. Moore officiating.
There will be a viewing from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Hillside Cemetery McAlisterville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark's Lutheran Church 117 West Keller St., Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 or Centre Lutheran Church 9259 William Penn Highway Mifflintown, PA 17056.