Ruth E. Chrismer

April 1, 2023

Ruth Chrismer Obituary

Ruth Elaine Oyster Chrismer, of Beavertown, formerly of Sunbury, died April 1, 2023 at Brookline Manor, Mifflintown, PA. Ruth was born January 25, 1929 in Sunbury, to the late Harry (1883-1954) and Annie Pearl Wertz (1886-1951)  Oyster. Her beloved husband, Charles K. Chrismer, whom she married on February 11, 1951, preceded her in death December 18, 2008.

She is survived by three children, Wayne Chrismer and wife Nancy, of Thompsontown, Steven Chrismer and wife Kathy, of Douglasvlle, Janet Heckman and husband Clarence, of Beavertown, five grandchildren, Brandy Fessler and husband Douglas, Amber Horne and husband Nick, Paul Chrismer, Colin Chrismer, and James Benner, four great-grandchildren, Madalyn Lytle, Aubri Hanner, Ty Hanner, and Trent Fessler, a beloved niece, Linda Gula, and numerous nieces and nephews as well as great-nieces and great-nephews.  

In addition to her husband and parents, Ruth was preceded in death by siblings Harvey Oyster, Rachel Oyster, Florence McKinney, Harry Oyster, Jr., Margaret Mutchler, Mabel Oyster, Jane Trego,  Sterling Oyster, and Anna Mae Oyster, daughter-in law Cathy Chrismer, and granddaughter, Ryan Chrismer.

Ruth graduated from Sunbury High School and worked as a teller at the First National Bank, Sunbury, then for many years as a secretary for King Construction Corporation, and also for First Presbyterian Church of Sunbury.

Ruth was a lifelong member of the Albright Methodist Church, Chestnut St, Sunbury, which merged with Faith United Methodist Church, Arch St., Sunbury.

Ruth had a great love of reading and history, and enjoyed walking and riding her bike.

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Memorial contributions in Ruth’s memory can be made to the Degenstein Community Library, 40 S. 5th St., Sunbury, PA 17801.


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