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Mary Ruth Stewart

1933 - 2019

Mary Ruth Stewart, 85, formerly of rural Milton passed away on Monday, January 28, 2019 at Milton Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Born in Milton on February 24, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Ruth (Boyer) Hassinger.  She was married to Henry M. Stewart for 21 years until his passing in 2002.

Mary Ruth was a 1951 graduate of Milton High School and had graduated from the State Beauty School in Williamsport.  She was a hairdresser for over 50 years with shops in Milton on Broadway and in the Rockwell Center.

She was an award-winning artist, winning ribbons at the Bloomsburg Fair and at art shows in Sunbury.  She had also raised and trained horses for over 50 years.

She is survived by five step children Diane Dom of Hagerstown, MD, Alan Stewart of Okarche, OK, Paul Stewart of New Columbia, Donna Stewart of Fairfax, VA, and Susan Krieger of Sunbury; five step grandchildren; and 1 step great grandchild.

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by a brother.

Friends and relatives will be received on Monday, February 4, 2019 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the Shaw Funeral Home 400 N. Front St. Milton.  Funeral services will begin at 11:00 with Pastor Lisa A. Mitchell officiating.  Burial will follow in Milton Cemetery.

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