Ruth Pursel, 95, formerly of Riverside PA went home to be with her Lord and
Savior on Friday, September 20, 2019 at Bloomsburg Care and Rehabilitation
in Bloomsburg PA. She was born April 12, 1924 in Watsontown PA the daughter
of the late Allen and Olive Bitler Foust.
enjoyed being a part of the Danville High School Class of 1942.
was married for 72 years to James M. Pursel who preceded her in death
November 16, 2014. They were married May 9, 1942.
was a member of St. Peter's United Methodist Church in Riverside PA. Her
memberships also included The Danville Moose.
was a dedicated homemaker and took great pride in her role as a wife,
mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother. She was
an avid bowler and loved playing Bingo. She leaves behind many who are
immensely thankful for her presence in their lives and inspired by her
survived by two sons, James A. Pursel and his wife Victoria of Riverside PA
and Jeffrey Scott Pursel and his companion Karen Latsha of Riverside PA and
three daughters; Carol J. Fry and her husband Ronnie of Riverside PA; Debra
K. Wolfe and her husband, Woody of Danville PA and Cindy L. Pursel of
Riverside PA. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 23
great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.
was preceded in death by one daughter, Barbara Shoemaker who passed away
September 8, 1995 and one great-grandson, Cody William Mordan. She was also
preceded in death by two brothers; Kenneth and Leonard Foust.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Leona’s Life to
be held Monday, September 23, 2019 at 11:00 AM at St. Peter's United
Methodist Church 240 Sunbury Road Riverside PA with Pastor Greg Molter
officiating. Burial will be held in Odd Fellows Cemetery Danville PA.
Friends will be received from 6:00 - 8:00 PM Sunday evening at the church
and from 9:45 - 10:45 AM Monday at the church. The family will provide
flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the church or Alex’s
Lemonade Stand 111 Presidential Blvd., Suite 203,
Bala Cynwyd PA 19004.
Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 42 West
Mahoning Street Danville PA. www.visneski.com