Ruth Orene Brady Letke

| April 30, 2016

Ruth Orene Brady Letke, 83, of Dog Patch Lane, Emlenton, Scrubgrass Township, passed away Friday, April 29, 2016 at the home of her daughter in Emlenton.

Ruth was born on May 18, 1932 in Luzerne, and was the daughter of James Isaac and Pauline Lena Jacob Brady. She was a 1950 Graduate of Luzerne High School.

Mrs. Letke was a long time member of St. John Lutheran Church in Emlenton. She was a member of The Women of the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church of America), and was currently serving on church council. She enjoyed crocheting lap robes and afghans for the Lutheran Home at Zelienople. She was a long time and well known volunteer at Books Galore at the Crawford Center. She was an avid animal lover and was especially fond of dogs. Ruth’s family would like her to be most especially remembered for being a loving and dedicated homemaker and mother.

Ruth was married in Menges Mills on December 10, 1950 to Robert V. Letke, he preceded her in death on October 10, 2000.

Surviving are six children, Karen Rider and her husband, Al, of Indianapolis, Indiana, Susan Uhleman and her husband, Richard, of Fort Myers, Florida, Jane Aiken and her husband, Larry, of Wrightsville, Nancy Hovis and her husband, Tom, Robert Letke and his wife, Lisa, and William Letke of Emlenton; a brother-in-law, Emil T. Letke, of Emlenton; thirteen grandchildren, Mark, David, Kristina, Isaac, Ryan, George, Jamie, Christine, John, T.P., Curtis, Zane, and Lori, as well as a number of great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Ruth was preceded in death by an aunt, Isabel Eustice.

Friends will be received at the Hile Funeral Home, Inc., 1204 Kerr Ave, Emlenton from 3-6 p.m. on Sunday and from 10-10:45 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. A funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. Monday from St. John Lutheran Church, Emlenton, with the Rev. Deborah K. Jacobson, church pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Emlenton Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Mrs. Letke’s name may be made to the Venango VNA Foundation, 491 Allegheny Blvd., Franklin, PA 16323.

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