Ruth L. Lepley, 94 of Butler, PA \npassed away on April 14, 2019 at her residence. \n\nShe was born August 2, 1924 in Clay Township, to the \nlate Sheldon S. and Anna M. Young. \n\nRuth was a lifelong member of the North Main Street \nChurch of God and the Christian Women's Connection, \nformerly The Women's Missionary Society where she \nheld offices with that group. She was a graduate of \nthe Butler Hospital School of Nursing (class of \n1949). She worked at both Butler Hospital and also \nat the Veteran's Hospital (Deshon) until 1962. After \nthat she was a homemaker enjoying gardening, making \nmemory albums. \n\nShe is survived by one daughter Elaine (John) \nFleeger of Phoenix, AZ; one son, Robert L. (Julie) \nLepley of Chicago, IL; two grandsons, Robert \n(Rachel) Fleeger and Tom Lepley; one granddaughter \nErin (Levi) Montana; three great granddaughters, \nKyleigh Bruce, Aurora Fleeger and Emma Montana; one \ngreat grandson, Gabriel Montana; and many nieces and \nnephews.\n\nIn addition to her parents, she was preceded in \ndeath by her sweet, quiet husband Bob of 54 years \nwho was a good father and grandfather; one brother \nLamont Young; five sisters, \nVelda Kerry, Lois LeViere, Elva Berline, Anna Mae \nStrotman and Sheldine Link.\n\nRuth would like to pay tribute to her wonderful \nChristian parents, especially her mother, who, in \nthe early1900's held Sunday School and church in \nsome of the school houses north of Butler with \npermission granted by the school directors. She was \nthe driving force in getting the Church of God \nstarted in Butler. The first service was on May 28, \n1928 on Homewood Avenue. \nTogether with her son Lamont and Rev. Bingham of the \nPresbyterian Church of Unionville, they were able to \nkeep liquor out of Center Township by sending 419 \nletters to every voting resident. In the election of \n1947 and 1950, the tally was 416 for dry and 169 for \nwet. Sheldon supported his Annie in all her \nendeavors. My Mother! What a gal! \n\nRuth said she liked to hear her Papa sing this \nfavorite song, "Life is like a Mountain Railroad \nwith an engineer that's brave". We must make our \nlife successful from the cradle to the grave. Watch \nthe curves that fill the tunnel. Never falter, never \nfail. Keep your hands upon the throttle and your \neyes upon the rail. Blessed Savior, thou will guide \nus t'il we reach that blissful shore where the \nangels wait to join us in our praise for evermore.\n\nSince 1970, Ruth has sent a Bible every month to \nsomeone in the world through the American Bible \nSociety which her mother did before her. Ruth was a \nfirm believer in reading the Bible daily.\n\nAs per Ruth's wishes, there will be no visitation.\n\nA memorial service will take place on Saturday, \nApril 20, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at the North Main Street \nChurch of God with Pastor Brandon Lenhart \nofficiating.\n\nBurial will take place in the Greenlawn Burial \nEstates.\n\nMemorials are suggested to the Whitehall Camp and \nConference Center, 580 Whitehall Road, Emlenton, PA \n16373 or to North Main Street Church of God, 1201 \nNorth Main Street Extension, Butler, PA 16001.