Mrs. Ruth M. Pickett, 90,
Mrs. Ruth M. Pickett, 90, of 393 Marbaker Rd., Laceyville, PA went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 14, 2011 at her home in Tuscarora Twp., Bradford Co. Mrs. Pickett was born in Laceyville on March 22, 1921, the daughter of Charles R. Inman, who passed away in 1941, and Alice V. McManus Inman, who passed away in 1983.
Mrs. Pickett was a resident of Laceyville most of her life. She was the wife of the late R. Bruce Pickett, who passed away in 1957. In the fall of 1956, Ruth started working for the Grange National Banks in Laceyville, Lawton and Meshoppen and worked there for 42 years. For many years, Mrs. Pickett turned her hobby of building doll houses and doll furniture into and long time-business, known as Ruth’s Doll Houses and Furniture, working out of her home just outside of Laceyville. For the last few years, she turned her spare time into working on her family’s genealogy and family history, tracing the Inman and Preston families back to England.
Mrs. Pickett attended the Transue Community Church, and she was a member of the Wyoming Co. Historical Society.
Surviving are her sister, Mrs. Lucy M. Hamilton of Windsor, NY; three brothers, Eugene E. Inman of Meshoppen, Ray B. Inman and Charles R. and his wife, Sharon Slater, all of Laceyville. She is also survived by an aunt, Mrs. Shirley McManus of Conklin, NY and many nieces, nephews and cousins, as well as many beloved friends, including Joyce Ann McMicken and her family. Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her little sister, Annabel Inman, who passed away in 1934.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, Sept. 19 at 11 a.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, with Rev. Charles Bishop of the Transue Community Church officiating. Interment will be in the Lacey St. Cemetery in Laceyville. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 18 from 2 to 4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Wyoming County Red Cross, 455 SR6E, Suite 2, PO Box 386, Tunkhannock, PA 18657, to help her friends and neighbors recover from the September flooding.