HARRISBURG-Leona Meriam (Ruble) Fink, 93, of Boiling Springs, and formerly of New Castle, Lewistown, died at Harrisburg Hospital, Wednesday, June 13, 2012.
She was born in Lewistown, Tuesday, June 18, 1918, a daughter of the late Lawrence D. Ruble and Beulah (Rupert) Ruble. Leona was the widow of James "Jim" Curtis Fink Sr., to whom she was married for over 50 years.
Leona graduated from a school of nursing in Philadelphia, and became a registered nurse. She was a loving and caring woman who always put her family and children first.
In 1959, Leona gave birth to her son, David, who was born a quadriplegic. Leona left nursing to become David's primary caregiver which, until his death in 2001, took all of Leona's time. In 1971, Leona's life was changed forever when she called upon the name of the Lord and experienced her own personal conversion.
Leona's survivors include: her two sons, Robert "Bob" Fink, of Boiling Springs, and James "Jim" Fink and his wife, Judith, and their daughter, Mariel, all of Pennington, NJ; her two sisters, Audry Check, of Lewistown, and Lorma Holsinger, of Lancaster; and several nieces and nephews. Among those preceding Leona in death are her son, David Earl Fink and her granddaughter, Rachel Fink.
Family will attend Leona's private visitation Monday, June 18, 2012, from 1 p.m. until the time of a private service at 2 p.m., at MyersBuhrig Funeral Home and Crematory, 37 East Main St., Mechanicsburg, 17055, with the Reverend Donald Steele officiating. Private burial will follow in Rolling Green Memorial Park, Camp Hill.
Memorial contributions may be made to Women's Care, Pinnacle Health Foundation, PO Box 8700, Harrisburg, PA, 17105-8700.
Leona's family has entrusted her care to MyersBuhrig Funeral Home and Crematory, Mechanicsburg.
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