The Life of Ruth Virginia Marshall

Ruth V. (nee Houchins) Marshall, 93, formerly of Folsom  died November 2, 2021 at Sunrise of Granite Run. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she was. a graduate of  John Bartram High, class of '45 . Ruth received her BS in Education from Temple in 1949. She was a Teacher at Ridley Park High School and later at Ridley High School for 22 years before retiring in 1987. Ruth started and served as moderator for the Future Business Leaders of America at Ridley. After retiring, she and her husband of 61 years Joseph moved to Narvon in Lancaster County.  She remained in Narvon for a few years following his death in 2012 and has been at Sunrise for the past 5 years. She was a member of PSEA. Ruth enjoyed camping and travel. She was at home around a campfire and especially happy if shared with her children and grandchildren. Survivors: include her children, David (Jean) Marshall, Paul (Laurie) Marshall and Naomi (late Ted) Gumienny; sister Carolyn Meyer; eight grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

 Service will be Monday, November 15, 2021, 11 am at Toppitzer Funeral Home at Arlington Cemetery.

Visitation: Monday, November 15, 2021, 10 am

Interment: Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, PA 19026

Contributions: in her memory to Alzheimer's Association 399 Market St. Suite 102 Philadelphia, PA 19106, would be preferred


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What a Gal!!

My Aunt Ruth was an institution all by herself!  She was tough--I think you have to be to do all that camping.  She faced problems in life with faith and just plain good sense.  Her parents (my grandparents) gave her a very good foundation, having good character themselves, and Ruth took it from there.  She was a good, loyal, and fun mom and grandmother, and was a servant to them and others.  Ruth had a good sense of humor, which carried her through some of the tough things in life.  It also helped when visiting with my dad, Jim Bailey!!  I already miss her and will till I see her again in Heaven.  I know she is with Jesus, her husband Joe, sister Ida, son-in-law Ted, and her dear parents among others and she is exactly where she wants to be!  


Posted by Leslie S on 11/11/2021