Ruth M. Fischer

Ruth M. Fischer


Ruth Margaret Fischer, 97, of Great Cacapon, died on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at her daughter’s home in Berkeley Springs.

Born September 5, 1921 in Fulton County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John Pittman and Mary Sipes Schooley.

She attended Peoples Assembly of God in Great Cacapon.

She attended public schools in Harrisonville, Pa. and had worked at Hepburn and Dillon Orchards. She worked seasonally at local canneries, including Little Miss, Aulabaugh’s, Kesecker’s and as a cook at Weaver’s Restaurant in Hancock, Md.

She liked baking. She was a homemaker for most of her life.

She is survived by her children, Oleta Ridgeway and Betty Sipe, both of Great Cacapon and Debra Michael, Berkeley Springs, 12 grandchildren, Richard Ridgeway, Jr., Rhonda Johnson, Susan Combs, Jimmy Sipe, Tammy Unger and Summer McClintock, all of Berkeley Springs, Teresa Hovermale, Great Cacapon, Kimberly Hensley, Martinsburg, Jeremy Michael, Tucson, Ariz., Karla Ziler and Karen Bartgis, both of Hedgesville and Chad Sipe, Hancock, 24 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Fischer; one daughter, Shirley Elizabeth Chambers; three sisters, Ethel Lowery, Laura Landers and an infant sister and two brothers, Kenneth Schooley and Russell Schooley.

Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, September 7, at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home & Cremation Center, with Pastor Ronnie Lynch officiating. Interment was in Great Cacapon Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to Great Cacapon Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 247, Great Cacapon, WV 25422.