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Ruth Ann (Guthrie) Jopling

June 23, 1944 ~ July 18, 2021 (age 77)

Obituary

Ruth Ann Guthrie Jopling, Smithfield, Pa.

     Ruth Ann Guthrie Jopling, 77 of Smithfield, Pa. passed away on Sunday, July 18, 2021 at UPMC Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa. after a long illness.

     She was born June 23, 1944 to Cecil and Ruth Adams Guthrie in Boston, Mass.

     She was predeceased by her parents, her husband James Fred Jopling and brother David Guthrie.

     Ruth Ann graduated from Albert Gallatin High School in 1962.

     She was employed at Twist Drill in Cleveland, Ohio until moving back to Smithfield to care for her father. She was a bus driver for Albert Gallatin School District and a loyal Steeler fan.

     She was a life-long member of Oak Hill Baptist Church, Smithfield, and served on the Deacon Board, Bible School teacher, choir member and Assistant Treasurer.  She spent the last 20 years as a resident of LaFayette Manor, but never lost her love for God and her church.

     Ruth Ann is survived by a son, Michael Joplin and wife Judy of Smithfield, and life-long friend, MaryAnn Jensen, Smithfield.

     The family will greet friends and family at the Oak Hill Baptist Church, Old Frame, Smithfield, Pa. on Wednesday from 6;00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday, July 22, 2021 from 10 to 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Service will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Charles Bowser officiating.

     Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Fairchance, Pa.

     Arrangements under the direction of the Dean C. Whitmarsh Funeral Home.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
July 21, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Oak Hill Baptist Church
Old Frame
Smithfield, PA 15478

Visitation
Thursday
July 22, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Oak Hill Baptist Church
Old Frame
Smithfield, PA 15478

Funeral Service
Thursday
July 22, 2021

11:00 AM
Oak Hill Baptist Church
Old Frame
Smithfield, PA 15478

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