Rev. Emory E. Ringer, age 87, of P.O. Box 314, Saegertown, PA, went to be with his Lord on Monday, February 21, 2011. Emory was a resident of the Crawford County Care Center in Saegertown since November 1, 2007. He was born in Uledi, Pennsylvania on June 24, 1923, a son of the late Emory N. Ringer and Christine Urban Ringer. After serving his country in the Army-Air Corps during WWII, he attended Missionary Training Institute (Nyack College), Nyack, New York, graduating from there in 1956. Over the years he served as pastor of seven churches in western Pennsylvania. He also ministered weekly at local Crawford County and Erie County prisons.

Ringer, Rev. Emory E.He served on the Board of the Peniel Holiness Camp, Conneautville, PA and served as House Chaplain at the Crawford County Care Center until July, 2009. Following a brain tumor and stroke, he developed cancer, and although not able to minister weekly as chaplain, he continued to read the Word and pray with the residents.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son – Emory Joel and two brothers – Wheeler and Vernon. Survivors, in addition to his wife of 57 years – Ruth, whom he married on June 6, 1953, include two daughters – Colleen Sutter and her husband, Douglas of Erie and Dr. Cheryl Ringer, a Lt. Cmdr., serving with the US Navy in Afghanistan; a son – Jeffrey and his wife, Vera, from Belgium; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9pm. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 11:00 am at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 233 Church Street, Cambridge Springs, PA. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Spartansburg. Memorials may be made to the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, Cambridge Springs, PA 16403.