Ruth Leavens

Ruth Doris Leavens

Wednesday February 21, 1934 - Wednesday August 7, 2019
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Leavens, Ruth Doris, 85, of Absecon, passed away on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at home with her family. She is survived by her son, Michael S. Leavens and his wife Jane E. Leavens; her son, Robert Leavens and his wife Gina Leavens. She leaves behind 7 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren and her sister, Fran Reiken. Born in 1934, Ruth grew up along 12 siblings in Galloway, NJ. She had a long career at Starn’s Shop Rite of Absecon and was an active member of her community. She was a volunteer for youth sports in Absecon, cub scouts, and was a long time member of Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. She loved spending time with family, especially family spaghetti dinners; she loved cooking, baking, arts and crafts, decorating for holidays with Christmas being her favorite. She was an avid Phillies fan and enjoyed game shows. Recently, she enjoyed watching her great-grandchildren grow and play and playing with our family dogs.
Visitation will be 9:45AM to 10:45AM on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 591 New Jersey Ave., Absecon. A funeral mass will follow at 11AM. Burial will take place at Greenwood Cemetery, Pleasantville.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday August 17, 2019 | 4:00am - 5:00am
    Saturday August 17, 2019 4:00am - 5:00am
    St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church
    591 New Jersey Avenue
    Absecon 08201
  • Service

    Saturday August 17, 2019 |
    Saturday August 17, 2019
    St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church
    591 New Jersey Avenue
    Absecon 08201
  • Interment

    Greenwood Cemetery
    Washington Avenue
    Pleasantville 08232


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Gloria Hummel

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I am saddened to hear of your family's loss. Aunt Ruth will be missed. I am sure my mother is greeting her with opened arms. That reunion should be fun. My prayers are with you all. Gloria (Rinaldo) Hummel

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