Opal L. Ruhl, 92 of Landisville, PA answered to the call of her Savior on February 18, 2018. Opal was the wife and homemaker to her late and loving husband John for 68 years.
Born in 1925 and raised in Abbeville, SC she was the youngest daughter of the late Mack & Madge Leonard. She graduated from Dixie High School, Due West, SC and Greenwood College of Commerce, Greenwood, SC. She worked in banking where she met John, working in the Army Air Corps, and they were married shortly thereafter.
After returning to John’s hometown of Landisville, PA they started their family of three children. She worked from home as a seamstress and had a business making and installing draperies for 35 years. She taught sewing to 4-H girls for many years, was President of Farm Women and volunteered at Lancaster General Hospital. She was active at her church, Grace Baptist Church of Lancaster.
Opal will be greatly missed by her three children: John L. of Marlton, NJ, Gloria M. Gilpatrick of Cocoa, FL, and Robin R. husband of Jodi of East Petersburg. She has twelve grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Celebration of Life Memorial Service at Grace Baptist Church, 1899 Marietta Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603 on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Marvin Reich officiating.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Grace Baptist Church Missions Fund, 1899 Marietta Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603. To leave an online condolence for the family please visit: www.DeBordSnyder.com