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August 9, 1944 - May 30, 2019
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Ruth A. (Royce) Harris, age 74, a longtime West Scranton resident and most recently of Duryea, passed away Thursday at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center after an illness. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, William Harris, on April 8, 2003.
Born on August 9, 1944, to the late Arthur “Red” and Margaret “Peg” (Griffiths) Royce, Ruth was educated in West Scranton Schools. Along with raising her nine children, she worked for Aramark, prior to retirement.
Ruth enjoyed playing bingo, reading, completing crossword and jigsaw puzzles and listening to her music hymns.
Above all of her other pastimes, most important was spending time with her family. By her nature, she loved to nurture, give advice and serve as a source of love to all of those around her. She was a loving and supportive wife, mother, sister and grandmother. In Ruth’s eyes, her grandkids were everything. Adored by all who knew her, she will be forever loved and missed.
She is survived by her seven daughters, Julia Maconeghy and husband James of Madison Twp., Ann Moser and husband John of Scranton, Tina Harris of Mountainhome, Darlene Harris of Dickson City, Emma Ditchey and husband William of Blakeslee, Elizabeth Powell and huband John of Duryea, Michelle Richardson and husband Matt of Duryea; two sons, William Harris and wife Gladys of South Carolina and Paul (Harris) Morgan and wife Missy of Mt. Cobb; 17 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and one great great granddaughter; a sister, Dorothy Bucher of Tunkhannock; and many nieces and nephews.
Siblings, Faye Turley, Mae Frankowski and Walford Royce also preceded her in death.
A blessing service by Rev. Eric Luczak is scheduled for Friday, June 7th at 11:00 a.m. at the Fairview Memorial Park Chapel, 111 State Route 435, Elmhurst Township.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Ruth’s name to the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter c/o 967 Griffin Pond Rd, South Abington Township, PA 18411.
Arrangements are under the care of the Kevin K. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 125 North Main Avenue, Scranton.