Ruth Deppen

June 14, 1946 ~ October 30, 2021 (age 75)


Lewisburg - Ruth Pelton Deppen, 75, of Century Drive, passed away Saturday, October 30, 2021 at Heritage Springs Memory Care in Lewisburg.  
She was born June 14, 1946 in Sunbury a daughter of the late Donald Deppen and Miriam A. (Bottiger) Knotts.  July 17, 2005 she married James F. Taylor Sr. who survives.
Ruth was a 1964 graduate of Selinsgrove High School and a 1968 graduate of Shippensburg University where she majored in Elementary Education, she received her masters degree from Bloomsburg University and earned her Principals Certificate from Bucknell University.
She was employed by Shikellamy School District as a teacher and retired after 31 years of teaching.
Ruth attended United Lutheran (Wolf's Crossroads) Church, Sunbury.
She was a member of the Northumberland County Historical Society, Sunbury.
Ruth was an avid reader and  traveler. She particularly enjoyed her trip to England for its history.
In addition to her husband she is survived by her daughter Kara Fullerton, step-daughter Sheri Taylor, step-grandchildren, Jim III, Brody, Shayanne, and Orianna, James Jr.'s companion, Shelly Reynolds and her many aunts and cousins.
Ruth was preceded in death by her stepson James E. Taylor, Jr.
Funeral services will be private in Pomfret Manor Cemetery.
Arrangements are by the Joseph W. Epler Funeral Home, 210 King Street, Northumberland.
Contributions in Ruth's memory may be made to Alzheimer's Association 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or at

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