Ruthardt, Alma N.

Alma N Ruthardt, 91, of Richmond, VA passed away Sunday, May 7th, at Sunrise Assited Living, Richmond, VA, she was formerly of Reading.

She was born in Reading, on October 9, 1925, a daughter of the late Naomi (Schaeffer) and Harry Rump.

Alma was the widow of Donald D. Ruthardt. Mr. Ruthardt died Sept. 3, 2011.

She was a member of One U.C.C., Kenhorst. Alma graduated from Reading High School in 1944. Mrs. Ruthardt last worked as a secretary at Nativity Lutheran Church, Reading.

Alma is survived by
a daughter, Susan, wife of Stephen Zimmerman, of Glen Allen, VA;
a son,Gary, husband of Heide (Spies) Ruthardt, of Glendale, AZ.

She is also survived by 4 grandchildren:Gregory husband of Jamie (Hager), Jenny fiancee of William Iversen, Ian husband of Hiyasmin (Siscar) and Brian. 5 great grandchildren: Gabriel, Zachary, Brenna Mae, Mia and Jameson. Also, sister in law Gloria widow of her brother Harry Rump, Jr.

In addition to her brother, she was predeceased by a sister Charlotte Burkert

A Religious Service will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, May 13th at Sanders Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 1501 North 11th Street, Reading, with The Reverend Rebecca J.P. Hoover officiating.

Friends are invited to call 9:00 to 10:00 AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to One U.C.C. 1730 New Holland Road Kenhorst, PA 19607.

Interment at Laureldale Cemetery, Reading.

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  1. Sue,
    I was so very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. My love and prayers are with you and your family.
    Much love,
    Jodie Desisto

  2. Gary, Susie & families,
    No question, grief is hard, but let your special memories of your mom help you cope. Weezie, Janie & I shared a few & all of us had a good laugh.Remembering you guys & your Mom (Dad too) today & always.Sincere sympathy, Pat(Jacobs)Prutzman

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