Ruth Nikitscher Williams, born May 6, 1939 in Allentown Pennsylvania, died on October 11, 2023 at Lancaster General Hospital.
Ruth was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Seier) Nikitscher. She graduated from Millersville University with a degree in education.
With her husband Stan, she enjoyed many happy years on their farm, renovating houses, riding horses and traveling. Ruth taught fifth grade at Lafayette Elementary School, in the Lancaster School District, for most of her career. She was dedicated to her students and gave them a unique, safe and exciting environment in which to enjoy learning. Ruth put her heart and soul into each day to create word games, fun activities and interesting projects for her students. The yearly school plays she directed were award winning. Even though she ran a strict classroom, she was the teacher who every student longed to have. Through the years she received many beautiful letters of thanks from students who had her as their teacher. She saved each letter and remembered each student with pride.
In her retirement years, she especially loved her daily walks, or hikes as they actually were, with her friends and her beloved dog, McGee. Ruth also enjoyed watching hummingbirds and chasing monarch butterflies.
She is predeceased by her parents, her husband, Stan, her sister, Evelyn Schinski, and her sister, Edna Economy. She is survived by her brother-in-law, Don Schinski, loving nieces and nephews, wonderful and supportive friends, and her loving dog, McGee.
There will be a Celebration of Life to honor Ruth Williams on Sunday, November 19, 2023, at 12:00 PM at Osbornia Farm, 74 Clendenin Road, Quarryville, PA. Family and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend to share their memories of Ruth.
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