Barbara Ann Ruth, 69, of Bethlehem, passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2009, at Lehigh Valley Hospital Muhlenberg. She was the wife of Richard R. Ruth for 50 years. Born in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Adelle (Hawkey) Shuman. Barbara was a house keeper for ManorCare Nursing Home for many years until retiring in 2008. Survivors: husband Richard at home; daughter Terry Be and her husband Dewy; sons Richard, Tracy, Troy and his wife Krissy and Kevin all of Bethlehem; 10 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter. She was predeceased by her brother Charles Shuman. Services: Private and at the convenience of the family. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, may be made in Barbara's name to the American Cancer Society, 3893 Adler Pl. Bethlehem, PA 18017. Arrangements are entrusted to Cantelmi Funeral Home, Fountain Hill.
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