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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Ruth A. Oles, 93, of Shinglehouse, PA

Ruth A. Oles
“beloved mother and grandmother”

SHINGLEHOUSE, PA---Ruth A. Oles, 93, of Shinglehouse, died Wednesday, December 29, 2010 in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, after a long illness.

Born May 5, 1917 in Shinglehouse, she was a daughter of Truman and Flora Terrette Turner. On December 17, 1940 in Bolivar, NY, she married Leonard “Tom” Oles, who died on June 15, 1976.

Mrs. Oles was a graduate of Shinglehouse High School, being the salutatorian of her class. She was employed by the former Eldred Munitions Plant during World War II and later was employed at the former Aerovox Corporation in Olean, NY.

Ruth’s greatest love was her family.

Surviving are a daughter, Cheryl A. (Ray) Wheaton of Shinglehouse; two grandchildren, Todd D. (Beth) Wheaton of Eldred and Chyrie A. Wheaton of Shinglehouse; four great-grandchildren, Jacob H. Wheaton, Sarah B. Wheaton, David T. Wheaton and Emily M. Wheaton; Shalanne S. Terrette, who Ruth considered a granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Oles was predeceased by a brother, Carl Turner.

At Ruth’s request, there will be no public visitation.

Private funeral services will be held at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse on Friday, December 31, 2010. The Rev. Wayne F. Taylor, pastor of Mountain View Baptist Church, Wellsboro, will officiate. Burial will follow in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.

Flowers are gratefully declined.

Memorials may be made to the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library, PO Box 188, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

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