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Ruth Selong Dearth

March 1, 1919 ~ August 4, 2021 (age 102) 102 Years Old

Ruth Dearth Obituary

Ruth Selong Dearth, age 102, of New Salem, PA passed away on Wednesday, August 4th 2021 at Beechwood Court in Uniontown, PA.

She was born on March 1st, 1919 in Uniontown, PA.

Daughter of the late George and Suzanna (Bogar) Selong.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hayden B. Dearth in 1979.

Two sisters:  Edith L. Selong and Mildred S. Selong

Two brothers:  William G. and Joseph D. Selong

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Ruth was a member of The New Salem Presbyterian Church where she had served as an Elder and Deacon.  She was a Member of The Order of The Eastern Star #263,  The New Salem Business and Professional Women, and The Uniontown Hospital Auxiliary Board.  Ruth along with her husband, Hayden, and son, Clark, owned and operated the Dearth Funeral Home in New Salem.

Ruth is survived by her two children:  Clark B. Dearth and wife Margie - McClellandtown, PA

Susan D. Stone and husband Malcolm - Uniontown, PA

Four grandchildren:  Paul H. Bortz, Jr. - Connellsville, PA

                                    Bradley D. Bortz and his wife Elizabeth - Cumming, GA

                                    Meg Radolec and husband Todd - Uniontown, PA

                                    Paige Miller and husband Doug - Uniontown, PA

Four Great-Grandchildren:  Parker Radolec, Noemi Bortz, Hayden Bortz, and Lisette Bortz.

and several other dearly loved grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Sister-in-law:  Edith Selong - OH

Also survived by several nephews and a niece.

Friends will be received in The Dearth Funeral Home 35 South Mill Street New Salem, PA on Monday, August 9th from 6-8PM and on Tuesday from 10:00AM until 11:00AM where a Funeral Service will be held with Pastor Michael Lyons officiating.  Private Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.

A Special Thank You to Amedisys Hospice and Beechwood Court for their compassionate and wonderful care of Ruth.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ruth's name to the New Salem Presbyterian Church PO Box 455 New Salem, PA.

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August 9, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Dearth Funeral Home
35 South Mill St
New Salem, PA 15468

August 10, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Dearth Funeral Home
35 South Mill St
New Salem, PA 15468

Funeral Service
August 10, 2021

11:00 AM
Dearth Funeral Home
35 South Mill St
New Salem, PA 15468


New Salem Presbyterian Church
PO Box 455 27 South Mill Street, New Salem PA 15468
Tel: 1-724-245-2200


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