• KNOBEL RUTH M. Age 74, of Cham...

Age 74, of Champion, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at her home. She was born Feb. 26, 1943, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Richard and Margaret Bernardi Foertsch. Ruth was employed as the church secretary for Calvary United Methodist Church in Ligonier. She was a member and Past Worthy Matron for the O.E.S. No. 526 in North Hills. She was also a member of the Bichon Frise Club of America and served with rescue operations. She cared greatly for animals and gave them compassionate care, especially those with special needs. She always put her family first. She is survived by her husband, William H. Knobel; two children, Beth A. Knobel and William R. Knobel, both of Champion; and her "fur-babies," Lady, Frankie, Cookie, Rosie, Boo, Oreo, Ashleigh, Coby, and Bailey. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the J. PAUL McCRACKEN FUNERAL CHAPEL INC., 144 E. Main St., Ligonier. A service to celebrate her life will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Calvary United Methodist Church, with Pastor Joshua Ricketts officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Ruth's memory to Bichon Frise Rescue, 99 Shelley Court, Elk Grove, IL 60007.
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PostedNovember 21, 2017