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Ruth Mary Rissinger

December 6, 1927 — April 23, 2018

Mrs. Ruth Mary Crossan Rissinger, age 90, of West Chester, PA, passed away on Monday, April 23, 2018.              Ruth was born in West Grove, PA, on December 6, 1927, a daughter of the late Mark Bradley and Flora Longacre Crossan.  She married Herman R. Rissinger on October 25, 1947 and he predeceased her on December 4, 2000.             Ruth was an active member of the West Chester United Methodist Church. She was also a member of Tall Cedars of Lebanon.   Surviving: Two daughters: Doris R. Arabia                                                  Dushore, PA Shirl R. (Thomas) Howard                                West Chester, PA   Six grandchildren: Karl “Rob” Nesbitt Erin (Marc) Prosser Matthew (Megan) Howard Jason (Lauren) Howard Victoria (Paul) McKeon Derek Shank             She is also survived by 5 great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.             Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a daughter, Jennifer R. Shank on July 6, 2009 and by a son-in-law, Michael A. Arabia on April 13, 2018.             A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at 11:00 A.M. in the Green Mount Cemetery, 117 Westtown Road, West Chester, PA 19382 with her pastor, the Rev. Dr. Lauren B. Meiswinkel, officiating.             Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA.             To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to   To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Ruth Mary Rissinger, please visit our flower store.


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