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Ruth Strickler Cohen, 97, Cornwall Manor, Cornwall, formerly of S. 11th St., Lebanon, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at the Manor. She was the wife of the late Alec H. Cohen. She was born in Lebanon on January 30, 1915 a daughter of the late Henry D. and Ida M. Sealer Strickler.
She was a retired office manager for Bell of PA Telephone Co., Harrisburg. She was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lebanon, Lutheran Church Women, Hadassah of Congregation Beth Israel, Telephone Pioneers and was a member and former treasurer of the Good Samaritan Aux.
Ruth is survived by a sister, Margaret S. Bowie, Temple Hills, MD and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Mary S. Gosch and brother, George H. Strickler.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend Ruth's funeral services Monday, March 19, 2012 at 11 AM from Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 28 N. 9th St., Lebanon with Rev. Andrew Evenson officiating. Friends will be received Monday beginning at 10 AM at the church. Burial will be made in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial remembrances in Ruth's memory may be made to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 28 N. 9th St., Lebanon 17046 or Hadassah, Congregation Beth Israel, S 8th and Oak St, Lebanon 17042.
Arrangements entrusted to James A. Porterfield, Ruffner-Porterfield Funeral Directors & Cremation Services, Lebanon. For further information please call 717-272-4634 or to share on line condolences visit