Ruth M. Perdue, 87, of 3700 Old Butler Road died the night of Feb. 2, 2009, in Jameson Hospital.

Born Sept. 24, 1921, in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late Lester K. and Mona Gray Stoner.

She married Donald J. Perdue on April 26, 1947. He survives.

Mrs. Perdue had been employed by Bell Telephone as a switchboard operator.

A graduate of the former Princeton High School, she enjoyed sewing, cooking, gardening, flowers, knitting and TV game shows.

Mrs. Perdue was a member of Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, where she had been a Sunday school teacher for many years.

In addition to her husband, survivors include a daughter, Linda J. Miller of Portersville; two sons, Kenneth J. Perdue and Robert L. Perdue, both of New Castle; a brother, Raymond Stoner of New Castle; a sister, Lois Sutton of Conneaut, Pa.; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Stoner.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at the R. Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory, 2429 Wilmington Road.

A service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. The Rev. Marsha Parrish of Oak Grove Presbyterian Church will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hermon Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, 7152 Old Route 422, Portersville, Pa. 16051.

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