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Ruth J. Yvorra

Ruth Julia Yvorra was born on December 30, 1920 in McKees Rocks, Pa to Leopold and Anna Kutzner Geider. She grew up there where she enjoyed going to movies and roller skating with her friends. She married James Yvorra and moved to Portersville to make their home located along Rte. 488, the Ellwood Portersville road. Ruth did secretarial work for various companies before she became a devoted mother to her only son Jimmy. She enjoyed feeding birds and tending flowers in her flower gardens. She loved cats and had several over her lifetime. She enjoyed visiting with the many neighborhood children who came over the years.

Ruth passed away on November 9, 2021 at the age of 100 plus at Clen Moore Place in New Castle where she has resided for the last 3 years. Preceding her in death were her son Jimmy, husband James, parents Leopold and Anna, brother George and sisters Madeline and Anna. She is survived by remaining family including nieces, great-nieces and nephews.

A private burial service will be held at Mountville Cemetery on Tuesday, November 23, 2021.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Yvorra Leadership Development Fund established in memory of her son, James, who passed away in 1988 after a tragic accident while assisting EMT and Fire Department at a vehicular accident along the Washington D.C. beltway. He was a trained fire fighter and EMT. Contributions can be sent to YLD 2446 Azalea Road, Port Republic, MD 20676 or online at Memorial contributions may also be made to the Wurtemburg-Perry Twp. Volunteer Fire Department at 425 Ellwood Portersville Road, Ellwood City, PA 16117

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Ellwood City.

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