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Richard, Ruth (9/20/1928 - 5/6/2018)

By Carl Knerr


Ruth Richard, 89, of Quakertown died May 6, 2018 in Belle Haven Nursing Home. Born in Sellersville, PA she was the daughter of the late Oliver Frank & Carrie (Seacrist) Richard.

For six consecutive years she was an All Star Professional Baseball Player for the Rockford Peaches of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. She then worked for the former Ametek/U. S. Gauge in Sellersville.

Ruth was a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, the Pennsylvania State Hall of Fame and the Pennridge-Quakertown Hall of Fame. She received awards from both the Senate and House of Representatives of Pennsylvania.

She was survived by her brother-in-law, a nephew, a niece, a great niece, and a great great niece.

She was predeceased by her sister Arlene “Mickey” Knerr and a brother Norman Richard. Graveside Services were held on Friday, May 25, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at St. John’s Ridge Valley Cemetery 910 Allentown Rd. Sellersville, PA 18960.  Arrangements were the care of the C. R. Strunk Funeral Home, Inc. (www.crstrunk.com) Quakertown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions were recommended for the All American Girls Professional Baseball League.

Contributed by: Carl Knerr
Submitted on: 06/06/2018
Copyright: C.R. Strunk Funeral Home, Quakertown, PA

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