Ruth M. Bitting, age 88, of Newport, went to be with the Lord surrounded by her family on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill, PA. Ruth was born April 26, 1929 in Millerstown, PA to Harold and Margaret Daughenbaugh. She is survived by her sons Harold (Sherry) of Orangeville, PA, Michael (Kelly) of Mechanicsburg, PA, David of Hornell, NY and her daughter, Laurie (Michael) Rudy of Newport, PA. She is also survived by her grandchildren Nanette, Joan, Jennifer, Keith, Jeremy, Casey, Jonathan, Jason, Brenda, Sheri, Lisa and Matthew, 8 great grandchildren and two brothers, Charles of Newport and Donald of Montoursville, as well as many nieces and nephews. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband Paul L. "Buckshot" Bitting and sisters Vivian Strickland, Lois Browne and Norma Boone.
Services will be held on Thursday, May 25, 1:00 PM at the Family Life Center, 27 W. Shortcut Road, Newport, PA. 17074. Visitation will be held from 12:00 - 1:00. Pastor Tony Hill will be officiating. Burial will be held at a later date at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, PA. In lieu of flowers, Ruth requested contributions be made to Bread of Life Outreach, 253 N. 6th Street, Newport, PA. 17074.