Ruth Marie Saum Fleming

Ruth Marie Saum Fleming, 96, of Maurertown, passed away Sunday, October 28, 2012 at Greenfield Assisted Living in Woodstock.  The funeral will be held Friday, November 2, at 11:00 Saumsville Christian Church.  Pastor Joe Fleming and Reverend Wendell Schurtz will officiate.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery,

Mrs. Fleming was born August 17, 1916 in Shenandoah County, daughter of the late John Leslie Saum and Elizabeth Keller Saum.  She worked at American Viscose and was a member of Saumsville Christian Church where she held many different positions.  She was a volunteer at Woodstock Museum, Shenandoah Memorial Hospital and the Home Extension Group.  She was preceded in death by her husband, William Berlyn Fleming and three sisters, Alma Chapman, Helen Hockman and Inez Peer.

She is survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Fred Feller, Larry Barb, Larry Ritenour, Ron Leland, Harold Heishman, Lee Fleming, and Steve Gochenour.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Saumsville Christian Women’s Fellowship.

In lieu of flowers memorial  contributions may be made to Saumsville Christian Church Memorial Fund, c/o  Kathy Keys, 2035 Saumsville  Road, Maurertown, VA 22644.

Ruth lived her last five years at Greenfield, and the family is grateful for the excellent care she received.  She will be greatly missed by all that knew her.

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  1. Joni F says:

    My deepest sympathy in the loss of your dear Ruth. I wasn’t able to know her, but I do know the pain of loss. When I lost my grandfather I depended on the scriptures for comfort. One of such scriptures is John 5:28,29 where Jesus promised to bring our loved ones back to life. He then proved he could do this by resurrecting his friend Lazarus. ( John 11:38-44) As we await this day, we can be comforted knowing that God promises to be close to those whose hearts are broken. (psalms 34:18)