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Ruth Marie Lewis



Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Rose Hill Cemetery


Ruth Marie Lewis, 92, of Shalimar, Florida and formerly of Hagerstown, Maryland, passed away during the early morning of Saturday, June 13, 2020.  She made it clear that she was ready to move on, and in her usual fashion, she got her way. 

Born on Wednesday, June 29, 1927 in Vandergrift, PA, she was the daughter of the late Arnold M. Rinehart and Bessie Frances (Dauthitt) Rinehart. She was also the tough, and protected, little sister of 5 big brothers. 

She attended Fort Hill High School in Cumberland, MD and Hagerstown Junior College. Ruth was employed with the State of Maryland's Office of the Comptroller, retiring in 1985 as manager. She was a charter member of the Beaver Creek Lions Club and a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, were she served on the Quilting Committee, Friends and Caring Committee and as a money counter.  Even when residing in Washington and Florida, she continued service to her communities and, yes, made beautiful quilts. Ruth loved her family and her friends, gardening, painting, quilting and clothes.

She is survived by four sons, Keith and his wife Lori, Jeff and his wife Julie, Mark and his wife Val and Michael; as well as Janet and Barb, two very special women that are her daughters; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandbaby. Ruth is loved by many and she is sorely missed. 

Ruth is preceded in death by her son Dean; many other precious family members and friends; and by her husband, the love of her life, John Gordon Lewis. There is no doubt that they are together, dressed "to the nines" and giving Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers some serious competition. 

A small graveside service will be held on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Rose Hill Cemetery, 600 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

A Gathering of Celebration and Remembrance will be held at a later date, when the world gets a little less, well, infectious.   

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 601 Washington Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD.

Online condolences may be expressed at 

Guest Book

She sounds like a lovely woman I wish I had the pleasure to meet. Mia is carrying on her love of life.

Sharon and Jeff Cohen (Mia’s inlaws)
Columbia, Md

Nanny, You were such a great and inspiring woman and I feel so grateful that I had you in my life. I have so many memories from my childhood including all those awesome times at Beach Harbor and how special you made holidays. I really wish you would have been able to meet Baby Jude but I know you loved him anyway and I love that you always called to check in on him and me while I was figuring out how to be a mom. I’ll miss you but will always carry with me the memories and the lessons you taught me. I feel comforted thinking about you being reunited with pappy. I love you!

Odenton, MD

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