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Ruth Catherine "Tiny" Weidner

Ruth Catherine "Tiny" Weidner, 84, of Emmitsburg, died peacefully on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at Cross Keys Village in New Oxford, PA. Born June 17, 1929 in Emmitsburg, she was the daughter of the late George and Helen Knott Ashbaugh. She was the wife of the late William Weidner, to whom she was married for 52 years.

Ruth worked for the Freeman Shoe Company in Emmitsburg for thirty years and at Frederick Trading in Frederick for several years after the Freeman Company closed. She was a life-long member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Emmitsburg. She enjoyed dancing, playing Bingo and cards, watching beauty pageants, the Lawrence Welk Show, and programs featuring Shirley Temple and Minnie Pearl. She loved spending time with friends and family, especially her grandchildren.

Surviving are daughters, Carole Lee Yingling of Waynesboro, PA, and Tina Marie Brame of Littlestown, PA; sister, Georgette Reifsnyder of Keymar; six grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, six step-great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by son, Charles "Bill" Weidner, Jr., brothers, Harry and George "Tick" Ashbaugh, and sons-in-law, Jerry Yingling and Gary Brame.

A funeral service was held at Trinity United Methodist Church. Interment was in the Blue Ridge Cemetery in Thurmont.

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