Ruth F. (Naylor) Neff

Born: Fri., Nov. 29, 1929
Died: Wed., Jul. 15, 2015


9:30 AM to 10:00 AM, Mon., Jul. 20, 2015
Location: Guss Funeral Home, Inc.

Memorial Service

10:00 AM Mon., Jul. 20, 2015
Location: Guss Funeral Home, Inc.


Mon., Jul. 20, 2015
Location: Union Cemetery

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     Ruth F. Neff, 85, of McAlisterville, formerly of Dogtown, died Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital.

     Born Nov. 29, 1929 in East Salem, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Pearl (Gearhart) Naylor. Her husband, Melvin L. Neff, whom she married June 10, 1948, died on June 23, 2011.

     She is survived by four daughters, Darlene Hoffman and husband, David, of Richfield, Donna Lockard and husband, Lee, of Mexico, Jeanne Bachman and husband, Read, of Millerstown, and Sharon Mather and husband, Don, of Dauphin, five siblings, George Naylor and wife, Bernice, Helen Bryner, and Betty Zarkovich and husband, John, all of McAlisterville, Mary Ann Henry of Dry Run and Pauline Eaton and husband, Russell, of Newark, DE; eight grandchildren, Brian Bossert, Leslie Ames, Rachel Towsey, Matthew Coder, Adam Coder, Clare Bachman, Stephanie Ivanoff, and Gretta Ivanoff; and eight great-grandchildren.

     She was preceded in death by two sisters, Arlene Kint and Kay Naylor.

     Ruth was an avid reader and a member of the Midnight Riders Motorcycle Club. She and her husband wintered in Florida for 20 years where she enjoyed playing cards and made many lasting friendships. But most of all, she loved her family, taking care of them and spending time with them.

     There will be a gathering of family and friends from 9:30 until the time of the memorial service at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 20, at Guss Funeral Home,Inc., 20 South Third Street, Mifflintown with Pastor Mike Baumgardner officiating.  Interment will be in the Union Cemetery, Mifflintown.

     For those who desire, memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, PO Box 133, Mexico, PA 17056.

     Condolences may be offered at

Charitable donations may be made in Ruth's memory to the following organization:

Grace United Methodist Church
PO Box 133, Mexico, PA 17056.

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Louise Dill Gramley
   Posted Fri July 17, 2015
Dear Darlene, Donna, Jeanne and Sharon
When the Lord calls a loved family member home to heaven,
he leaves a gift of memories in exchange.

This morning many good memories of our days when we lived in Fairview came flooding back bringing smiles of happy times.

Jerry and I send to you our sympathy and love.

Debra Cowan
   Posted Sun July 19, 2015
So very sorry for your loss. I will always remember your mother as a kind woman with a loving smile on her face.

   Posted Sun July 19, 2015
So sorry to hear about your loss. She was a good "Mom" to all of us as we grew up in Dogtown. My prayers are with all of the family.

Ruth Shuey Hower
   Posted Wed July 22, 2015
On behalf of the family of Mary Shuey Naylor, I wish to convey our sincerest condolences to the family of her cousin, Ruth. Mary's father was Elmer George Naylor, brother of Charles Naylor.