Obituary for Ruth Shuster | Pierce-Jefferson Funeral & Cremation Service


Ruth Shuster

February 15, 1925 ~ January 20, 2018 (age 92)


Ruth Shuster, 92, died Saturday Jan. 20 2018 at Novant Health Kernersville Medical Center, Kernersville, NC following a short illness.  Ruth was born in Oberlin, Ohio.  She lived most of her life in Lorain County until 2015 when she moved to North Carolina to be with her daughter Sandra Kempka. 

Her hobbies include bingo and cards, making porcelain dolls, and bead work.

            Survivors include her daughter, Sandra (David) Kempka of Kernersville, NC; Her son, Mark of Elyria, OH; six grandchildren, David Jr. of Charlotte NC, Tamara and Christopher of Winston-Salem  NC, Mark of Fishers, IN, Matthew of Wellington, OH, and Jonathan of Columbus, OH.

She had eleven great grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren. 

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur (Bud) of 68 years.  Her parents; Fred and Katherine Shepherd (nee Grundler), a sister Florence Maloney, brothers Ellsworth, Glenn, and Robert (Bob). 

            There will be a Communion Memorial Service on Saturday, February 3rd at 11:30 am at Holy Cross Catholic Church 616 South Cherry Street Kernersville, NC 27284.

            In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations be made to Holy Cross Catholic Church 616 South Cherry Street Kernersville, NC 27284.

            Interment will be in Ohio to be with the rest of Ruth’s Family. Date to be determined.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria OH and co-ordinated by Pierce Jefferson Funeral Home Kernersville NC online condolences may be expressed at

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