Ruth E. Bliss, age 90, passed away on Friday, December 11, 2015 at the Crawford County Care Center in Saegertown, PA. Formerly of Erie, PA, Ruth had made her home with her daughter, Mary Porter of Brown Hill, Cambridge Springs for 15 years until entering Crawford County Care Center three years ago. Born in Oil City, PA, on April 30, 1925, Ruth was the only child of the late Susan Irene Holt McLaughlin. She married Malcom L. Bliss on February 14, 1942 and he preceded her in death on December 7, 1984.

Bliss, Ruth041???Some years ago, Ruth worked for Marx Toy Company in Erie and for Yoder Brothers Greenhouse also in Erie. She enjoyed her family, especially on family dinner occasions. and growing and arranging flowers.

Surviving Ruth are five children – James Bliss and his wife, Marcia of Jamestown, NY; Mary Porter from Cambridge Springs; Gary Bliss and his wife, Joyce of Erie; Robert Bliss and his wife, Maxine of Cambridge Springs; and Ruth Bliss from Cambridge Springs. In addition, Ruth had 13 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Joseph R. Bliss, who died in 2006 and a great grandson, Richard K. Hammond who died on May 12, 2013.

Friends are invited to a visitation at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs on Monday, December 14, 2015 from 10:00 to 2:00 p.m. and to a funeral service there commencing at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at LeBoeuf Cemetery.