Ruth S. Way


Birth: March 18th, 1940
Death: February 5th, 2013
Age: 72 years
Residence:Reese
Previous Residence(s):Birch Run
High School:Birch Run High School - 1958
Survived By: five children and their spouses, Larry and Sherri Yaklin, Sherry and Joe Yaklin-Deford all of Reese, Kelly and Andrew Macensky of Galeton, PA., Shelly and Gary Kwaiser of Saginaw, Jody and Kevin White of Munger; grandchildren, Gregory Lawrence II, Devin Yaklin, Tyler Jungerheld, Kyle Yaklin, Jessicia Deford, Joey Deford, Aurelia Brown, Claudia Brown, Andrew Macenksy Jr., Alli Macensky; four great grandchildren; sisters and brother, Donna Cooper, Donald Douglas, Alice Cooper and several nieces and nephews

Ruth S. Way, 72, of Reese, and formerly of Birch Run, died Monday evening, February 4, 2013 at Covenant Healthcare – Harrison after a courageous battle with cancer.  She was born on March 18, 1940, daughter of the late Marion and Alice (Beach) Douglas.  Ruth was raised born and raised in Birch Run, attending Birch Run High School, graduating in 1958.  She married Loren Yaklin on June 28, 1958 and together raised five children.  He preceded her in death.  Ruth was a very outgoing person, loved helping and working with people and had worked at the Richville Citgo. She loved sports and was a NASCAR enthusiast and loved going to various Casino’s.  Surviving are her five children and their spouses, Larry and Sherri Yaklin, Sherry and Joe Yaklin-Deford all of Reese, Kelly and Andrew Macensky of Galeton, PA., Shelly and Gary Kwaiser of Saginaw, Jody and Kevin White of Munger; grandchildren, Gregory Lawrence II, Devin Yaklin, Tyler Jungerheld, Kyle Yaklin, Jessicia Deford, Joey Deford, Aurelia Brown, Claudia Brown, Andrew Macenksy Jr., Alli Macensky; four great grandchildren; sisters and brother, Donna Cooper, Donald Douglas, Alice Cooper and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, a grandson, Larry Yaklin II, sister, Marian Hodges and a brother, Duane Douglas all preceded her.  Funeral services will take place at 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 8, 2013 from the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Home, 9940 Saginaw Street, Reese.  Rev. Tom Senge of Christ Lutheran Church will officiate with a 2:00 p.m. committal service at Birch Run Cemetery.  Ruth’s family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. and on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the American Cancer Society.  



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