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Schuylkill County Obituaries

Ruth Virginia Harris, 92 – Pine Grove School Board Secretary

Ruth Virginia Harris, age 92, of Pine Grove, passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2020, at Providence Place.

Born on March 9, 1928,  in Ravine, she was a daughter of the late Milton and Eva Brown Miller.

Ruth was a 1945 graduate of Pine Grove High School and a 1946 graduate of Central Penn Business College in Harrisburg.  She was employed as the Executive Secretary to the superintendent of the Pine Grove School District for 25 years from July 1968 until her retirement on September 1, 1993, and the recording Secretary of the Pine Grove Area Board of School Directors for many years.

Ruth was a member of St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Ravine, where she had been the Church Organist and Sunday School Pianist. since September of 1951.

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Preceding her in death were her Husband, Ernest S. Harris, on October 25, 1984, and a brother, Paul Miller.

Ruth is survived by her beloved Church family and friends.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family with SALM John Ziegler officiating. Interment will be in St. Matthew’s Lutheran Cemetery, Ravine.

Ruth would prefer, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the St. Matthew’s Evangelical  Lutheran Church, Ravine, c/o Richard Wolfgang, 240 Tremont Road,  Pine Grove, PA 17963, in her memory.

The H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove, is in charge of arrangements.  You may send condolences for Ruth on our website at

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To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ruth Virginia (Miller) Harris, please visit our floral store.

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