Ruth Irene Ellmer, 86 formerly of Colonia, NJ, passed away on September 9, 2021, at
Gadsden Regional Medical Center in Gadsen, AL.
Ruth was born on March 31, 1935 in Elizabeth, NJ. She is predeceased by her parents,
Audrey and Samuel Martin. She is also predeceased by her husband George Ellmer, her
brothers Robert (Bob) and Johnny (Jack), and her sisters Edie and Grace.
Ruth is survived by her brother Samuel (Kenny), and her daughters Jeannette, Angela,
Laura, Georgiana, Irene, and Carolyn. Surviving are 13 grandchildren, 13 great
grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren.
Ruth enjoyed doing ceramics, reading, sewing, knitting, singing, and listening and dancing
to Latin music. For several years she owned and worked a small strawberry farm in
Woodstown, NJ. After her husband George died, she moved to Lock Haven, PA where she
joined the Knotty Knitters Club. She made prayer shawls, hats, scarves, and mittens for
newborns through the elderly. All proceeds from the handcrafted items benefited the Lock
Haven Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Fund awarded to local students; all knitting projects
were donated to many local patients.
The family thanks Nurses Erin and Jessica, who worked at the hospital, for their kindness
and the wonderful care they provided Ruth. The family also thanks Southern Care Hospice.
Visitation at the Gosselin Funeral Home 660 New Dover Road, Edison Friday September 17, 2021 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Funeral Services Saturday September 18, 2021 7:45am at the Funeral Home Followed by a 9:00am Mass at St John Vianney Church, Colonia. Interment St. Gertrude Cemetery, Colonia
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Alzheimer's Association in honor of
Ruth’s memory https://act.alz.org.
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