Ruby K. Shenk, age 83, of Newport, moved to heaven on April 29, 2019, surrounded by her family. She was born on March 5, 1936, in Oliver Township, Perry Co. to the late Roscoe and Bertha (Snyder) Kipp. Ruby was a 1954 graduate of Newport High School and obtained an Associate’s degree from Elizabethtown College. She married John R. Shenk of Manheim, PA in 1957 and spent most of her married life living in Buffalo Township. Ruby was a devoted pastor’s wife for over 25 years serving at Mt. Olivet Church of the Brethren. She worked at Capital Blue Cross for over 20 years. All her life she had a love for working with and helping people. She had a true desire to serve the Lord in ministry, be a good wife and mother to her family, and live a life pleasing to God.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John, and her parents. She is survived by her 3 daughters; Susan K. (and Robert) Shaub, Donita J. (and Brian) Keister, and Julia M. (and Duane) Frymoyer, 14 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, her brother, John (and Nancy Rhodes) Kipp, her sister, Grace (Kipp) Baum and her sister-in-law, Katherine (Shenk) Lefever.
A time of viewing and visitation will be held at New Buffalo Alliance Church, 3352 Susquehanna Trail, Duncannon, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday evening, May 2, 2019. Additionally, a viewing and visitation will be held at Chiques Church of the Brethren, 4045 Sunnyside Road, Manheim on Friday morning, May 3, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. followed by a private internment in the Chiques Cemetery. A memorial service of celebration will be held on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. in the New Buffalo Alliance Church, 3352 Susquehanna Trail, Duncannon, 17020. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the New Buffalo Alliance Church or Hospice For All Seasons, 280 S. Hill Drive, Grantville, PA 17028.