Ruth Elizabeth (Devore) Galford
Ruth Elizabeth (Devore) Galford, 81, of Cumberland, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, at Allegany Health Nursing and Rehabilitation. She is now in the loving arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Born June 23, 1938, in Cumberland, Ruth was the daughter of the late Nellie May (Topper) and Raymond E. Devore. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James R. Galford; and her brothers, James and George Devore.
Ruth was a graduate of Fort Hill High School, class of 1957. Following high school, she married her high school sweetheart, Jim Galford, and worked briefly as a secretary after attending Catherman's Business School. She later worked as a sales associate at Eyerly's, then The Bon-Ton, and retired after 25 years of service in retail.
She is survived by her daughter, Jami Miltenberger and husband, Glenn, California; grandchildren, Cole Miltenberger and girlfriend, Ali, Nevada, and Klein Miltenberger and wife, Ellexis, Illinois. Ruth is also survived by her sister, Edith Greathouse, Cumberland; sister-in-law, Judith Devore, Cumberland; brother-in-law, Bud Galford, Hagerstown; and several nieces and nephews.
She was a member of Center Street United Methodist Church and later, Cresaptown United Methodist church, where she sang soprano in the church choirs.
Ruth loved making latch hook rugs, playing Bingo and penny poker, and traveling with friends. She was famous for her delicious peanut butter, chocolate fudge and made dozens of batches every Christmas for family and friends.
Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, 108 Virginia Avenue, Cumberland, on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Funeral services will be conducted immediately following visitation at 1 p.m. with the Reverend Harold McClay Jr. officiating.
Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, those wishing to honor Ruth's memory do so by making contributions to Horizon Pregnancy Clinic, 15061 Springdale Street, 109, Huntington Beach, CA 92649.
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Diane Hendrickson
Oct 22, 2019
Worked with Ruth at Eyerlys downtown, then in the mall until she retired. She was a sweet lady, and yes she did make the best fudge around. Rest in peace Ruth💕
Alan Galford
Oct 22, 2019
Peaceful White Lilies Basket was purchased for the family of Ruth Elizabeth (Devore) Galford by Alan Galford.  Send flowers
Oct 21, 2019
Ruthie was a neighbor and friend for the last 30 plus years. She watch my children grow up and was like a second grandmother to my daughter Cheray...they played games, ate hot dogs, watched tv shows and as Cheray got older made fudge together. Our lives were better because she was part of them. We will always love and remember the wonderful lady she was. So very sorry Jami and family. Love, hugs and prayers if comfort.