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Ruth Jannette Sherman Wivell

As originally published on Sunday, January 6, 2008.

Ruth Jannette Wivell, 75, of Emmitsburg, died suddenly Friday, Jan. 4, at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa. Born June 28, 1932 in Brandy Station, Va., she was the daughter of the late Donald Hubert and Susan Jane (Weaver) Sherman. She was predeceased by her husband, Clarence "Corney" Wivell, in 1983.

She was a member of the Saint Anthony Shrine Catholic Church in Emmitsburg, V.F.W. Post 6658 Ladies Auxiliary, American Legion Post 121 Ladies Auxiliary, Thurmont AMVETS, and the Blue Ridge Sportsmans Club. Ruth was a lifelong collector of cookbooks. She loved animals and she was very loving and personable. She always loved to make people smile.

Surviving are children and spouses, Ronald D. Wivell and wife Debbie of Emmitsburg, Debbie J. Krietz and husband Paul of Emmitsburg, Sharon L. Williams and husband Marty of Fairfield, Pa., Barry C. Wivell, Patrick D. Wivell, Lori A. Hobbs, and husband Leo, all of Emmitsburg, Keith A. Wivell and wife Shelby of Maugansville; grandchildren, Melissa O'Shea, Shawn, Tony and Landis Wivell, Kurt and Trisha Lunny, Dawn Moody, Cory and Kayla Krietz, Joshua Hobbs, Ashley and Shante Wivell, Jordan, Jessica, and Jonathan Wivell; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a son, Dennis L. Wivell; her brothers, Ray, Clyde, and Willard Sherman; and sisters, Elsie and Sylvia Wivell.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 9 at Saint Anthony Shrine, 16150 St. Anthony Road, Emmitsburg with the Rev. John Lombardi celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Anthony's Cemetery, Emmitsburg. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at the Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home, 210 W. Main St., Emmitsburg. A Christian Wake service will be held at 8 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Frederick County Humane Society, 5712-D Industry Lane, Frederick, MD 21704.

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