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Mary Elizabeth (Weatherby) Ruoss

June 6, 1928 ~ October 7, 2020 (age 92)


Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Ruoss, 92, of Elverson, PA, passed away October 7, 2020.

Born June 6, 1928 in Smyrna, DE, she was a daughter of the late Albert Stanley and Pearl Mildred (nee Lewis) Weatherby. She attended Collingdale High School. After raising her children she owned her own Antique business for many years and was also an avid gardener.

Betty was the loving wife of the late Thomas J. McMenamin and the late John Ruoss; loving mother of Thomas J. McMenamin Jr., Michael A. McMenamin (Marilyn), Patricia A. Berk (David), and Jeffrey McMenamin; adoring grandmother of David A. Berk, Jr. (Connie), Michael J. Berk (Amanda), Megan Moody (Seamus), Michael McMenamin, and Matthew McMenamin (Brunilda); adoring great-grandmother of Owen Berk, Carley Berk, Parker Berk, Westyn Berk, Eliza Moody, and Lucinda McMenamin; and dear sister of Dorothy Tapper (Ken) and Edward Weatherby (Mary). She was predeceased by her brothers Stanley Weatherby and Frank Deane.

Relatives and friends are invited to her Viewing 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Wednesday October 14, 2020 at The Donohue Funeral Home, 43 W Lancaster Ave., Downingtown, PA 19335, followed by her Graveside Service at Philadelphia Memorial Park, Frazer.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to either Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation, P.O. Box 781352, Philadelphia, PA 19178-1352 or to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 520 North Delaware Ave, 7th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19123.

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October 14, 2020

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
The Donohue Funeral Home - Downingtown
43 West Lancaster Avenue
Downingtown, PA 19335

Graveside Service
October 14, 2020

1:00 PM
Philadelphia Memorial Park


Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
34th & Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia PA 19104

NAMI Philadelphia
520 North Delaware Avenue, 7th Floor, Philadelphia PA 19123
Tel: 1-267-687-4381

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