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Ruth I. Burdett (Henry)

April 21, 1924 - May 3, 2018

Burial Date May 5, 2018

Visitation will be on Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Funeral services will follow at noon.

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Ruth I. Burdett, 94, of New Bethlehem, died Thursday, May 3, 2018 at McKinley Health Center in Brookville. Born April 21, 1924 in New Bethlehem, she was the daughter of Leon E. and Flomy E. (Huffman) Henry. On January 8, 1947 she married Paul H. Burdett of New Bethlehem, who preceded her in death.

She graduated from Porter Township High School. In Pittsburgh, she attended Columbia Hospital School of Nursing, graduating as a registered nurse. She worked in several hospitals in Pittsburgh, PA. as a RN. She later, after marriage, was co-owner and worked with the family business of Burdettes’ Furniture and Paul’s Sporting Goods in New Bethlehem. As a member of the First United Methodist Church of New Bethlehem, she sung in the church choir and worked in the youth ministry as a Sunday school teacher. She enjoyed Bible Study and reading books.

She is survived by two daughters, Karen J. Burdette of Distant and Paulette D. Nuhfer and her husband, David of Dublin, Ohio, two grandchildren, Charity D. Jackson and her husband Mike of North Apollo and Chad P. Sherman of Erie, and two great grandchildren, Sienna and Marleigh Jackson.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Eugene C. Henry and Walter E. Henry.

Visitation will be on Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Funeral services will follow at 12 noon with her son-in-law, Pastor David Nuhfer officiating.

Interment will be held in the Leatherwood Cemetery, Porter Township.