Ruth Harvey

Ruth E. Harvey (Kraft)

Tuesday, July 29th, 1941 - Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
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Ruth E. (Kraft) Harvey, 77, of Bechtelsville, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019 in Barto where she was residing with her daughter. She was the loving wife of John “Jack” Harvey, sharing 30 wonderful years of marriage together.

Born in East Greenville, she was a daughter of the late William H. and Beatrice M. (Marks) Kraft.

Ruth was a 1959 graduate of Upper Perkiomen High School and then put all of her love into raising her family and spending as much time as she could with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Pennsburg and enjoyed painting ceramics and jigsaw puzzles. Ruth also loved to thrift shop any chance she could; making many friends along the way.

Surviving along with her husband, are her five children, John I. Stitt and wife, Lisa, Christine E., wife of Mark Schwartz, Larry R. Stitt, widower of Sheri, Brenda L. Robinson, companion of Zachary Foose and Michael D. Stitt; four step-children, Marie E. Bergen, Richard D. Harvey, Jim E. Harvey and Teresa D. Harvey; 15 grandchildren, Jennifer, Justin, Kyle, Carl, Kenny, Brittany, Jordan, Austin, Matthew, Corey, Shane, Hailey, Carter, Cheyenne and Ean; nine step-grandchildren, Patrick, Brandon, Alex, Mahendi, Elijah, Kristin, Zachary, Jordan and Dallas; 13 great-grandchildren, Jaden, Jenia, Jennel, Averie, Colton, Aurora, Gabriel, Malia, Leighava, Brayden, Trent, Aiden and Shawn; one step great-grandchild, Ariel; three sisters, Sandra K. Breunig, Louise M. Lane and Patricia Ann, wife of John Carr; a brother, Larry C. Kraft, and companion of Amanda Ream; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Mann-Slonaker Funeral Home, 222 Washington St., East Greenville, PA 18041. A burial will follow in St. Mark’s Lutheran Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to a viewing from 9 to 10:45 AM at the funeral home prior to the service. Offer sympathy at

In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, March 16th, 2019 | 9:00am - 10:45am
    Saturday, March 16th, 2019 9:00am - 10:45am
    Mann-Slonaker Funeral Home
    EAST GREENVILLE, PA 18041-1414
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  • Service

    Saturday, March 16th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, March 16th, 2019 11:00am
    Mann-Slonaker Funeral Home
    EAST GREENVILLE, PA 18041-1414
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    Rev. Elaine Ely
  • Interment

    St. Mark's Lutheran Cemetery
    200 Penn Street
    PENNSBURG, PA 18073
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Donations are being accepted for: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.


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HJ Butko & S. Stitt Family

Posted at 08:09am
Our heartfelt to yours❤️ Lots of love, prayers, & thoughts to you all🌸
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Catherine Mary Shewell

Posted at 05:34pm
My sincere sympathy, I knew Ruth through work and lots of laughter to get through the day. Rest in Peace my friend.
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Nancy Hermanson

Posted at 10:18pm
I didn't know Ruth well, but she was always friendly and quick to converse with me at Larry and Sheri's home. Ruth was quick to smile, laugh freely and share her health concerns. She was a fighter but now she can rest easy and be free of her earthly illness's. I will keep Jack, Larry and the whole family in my prayers. May God bless you all. Keep Ruth in your heart with all the great memories she left with us all.

Zina Stitt-Gavin

Posted at 08:55pm
Sending my sympathy to the family since i cannot make the service. I remember her always being positive and laughing at our family. May you all remember the good times. Zina Stitt-Gavin

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Posted at 12:13pm
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Our hearts are with you.
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