Mary Barbacci to celebrate 95th birthday

June 25th, 2015 11:22 pm

First Posted: 6/5/2013

Ruth Cooper will celebrate her 99th birthday on June 15.

Ruth was born on Essex Lane, Wilkes-Barre, to William J. and Leatha Evans. She attended Palmer Elementary School and graduated from the eighth grade.

She married Leroy “Bud” Cooper, Ashley, in 1940 and in 1953 they had a daughter, Susan.

Ruth worked for 14 years in the linen department of Wyoming Valley Hospital. She was a supervisor for part of that time. She retired in 1980.

She was a member of First Assembly of God Church, Wilkes-Barer, and is now a member of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship, Mountain Top.

Ruth lived most of her life in Wilkes-Barre.

She then spent 22 years in Mountain Top and 18 years in Plymouth with her daughter Susan McGeehan, son-in-law John and grandson Johnny. She now resides at Timber Ridge Health Care Center, Wilkes-Barre. Her caring and generous spirit shines through.

Ruth has three siblings who are deceased, twin sisters Elsie Smith and Ethel Richards and a brother Kenneth Evans. A family celebration is planned.