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Ruth Essick

Ruth Essick

Sunday, November 28th, 1926 Thursday, January 24th, 2019

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Obituary for Ruth K. Essick (Kolb)

Ruth K. Essick, 92, of Honey Brook, died Thursday, January 24, 2019 after a brief illness at Tel Hai Retirement Community.
Born in Spring City, she was a daughter of the late Jacob F. and Climena (Ehst) Kolb. Her husband, Forrest W. Essick, died May 30, 1984.
Ruth was a homemaker and a former member of Vincent Mennonite Church and Pottstown Mennonite Church. Currently she was a member of Conestoga Mennonite Church where she participated in the Senior Connections and Wandering Shepherds. While at Vincent Mennonite Church she was active with the quilting and sewing circle. She enjoyed singing in the choir at Vincent Mennonite and at Tel Hai. She also enjoyed flowers, playing the piano, birds, gardening, watercolor painting class, caring for and arranging flowers as a member of the Coventry Garden Club, and swimming along with other exercises at Tel Hai.
Surviving are four children, Sharon, married to Glenn Bechtel of Oley, Lyle, married to Tina (Kulp) Essick of Pottstown, Jacob “Jay”, married to Rebecca (Souder) Essick of Pottstown, and Mary L., married to Steven Breidigan of Douglasville; 14 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and a brother, Wilmer E., married to LaVon (Nolt) Kolb of Sellersville.
Preceding her in death is a brother, Homer E. Kolb.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 31 at 11 am at Conestoga Mennonite Church, 2779 Main St., Morgantown with the Pastor Robert Petersheim officiating. Interment will be in the Coventryville Methodist Cemetery. Viewing will be held on Wednesday from 6-8 pm at Tel Hai Chapel, 1200 Tel Hai Circle, Honey Brook, and on Thursday from 10-11 am at the Church. To send the family online condolences visit us at www.groffeckenroth.com. Arrangements by Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill.

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tel Hai Retirement Community
    1200 Tel Hai Circle
    Wednesday, January 30th, 2019
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Second Visitation

    Thursday, January 31st, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Conestoga Mennonite Church
    2779 Main St.
    Thursday, January 31st, 2019
    10:00am - 11:00am
  • Service

    Thursday, January 31st, 2019 | 11:00am
    Conestoga Mennonite Church
    2779 Main St.
    Thursday, January 31st, 2019
    Robert Petersheim
  • Interment

    Coventryville United Methodist Cemetery
    1521 Old Ridge Rd.

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The Ruth Virginia Buckwalter Family sent flowers to the family of Ruth K. Essick (Kolb).
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Frank and Lisa

While we sleep... She watches over us. While we play... She watches over us. While we eat... She watches over us. While we pray... She watches over us. Always has... And always will! May God bless Ruth as she sits by his side watching over us! *** Frank & Lisa
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The Ruth Virginia Buckwalter Family

Remembering Aunt Ruth with love. Praying for comfort and encouragement to our cousins Sharon, Lyle, Jay, Mary and their families.
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My condolences to the Essick family during this difficult time. In the Bible, Jehovah God gives us hope. Acts 24:15 says, “there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.” Revelation 21:4 says, “and he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more.” Very soon we will see the fulfillment of these promises here on Earth. We hope you find comfort in God’s promises.
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