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Ruth Huffstetler

YORK -- Mrs. Huffstetler joined her lord and savior, Jesus Christ, October 23, 2007 after a courageous battle with lung cancer. She was surrounded by her family and friends. Affectionately known as Ruth to many friends and family members, Ruth was married to Bill Huffstetler for 48 years.

She gave birth to one son, Arnold Huffstetler married to Kitty Huffstetler; although, she was a second mom to her nieces and nephew, Tommy Hill Jr. married to Barbara Hill; Sherry Leonard married to Buddy Leonard; Vicky Walden and Minerva Sheppard married to George Sheppard. Five grandchildren, Alison and Trevor Huffstetler, Ross and Preston Hill and Camila Sheppard.

She retired from Champion Laboratories, loved to travel and was dedicated to helping Katrina victims by going on several mission trips. Ruth graciously volunteered for Path for five years. The family's heartfelt gratitude goes to Hospice & Community Care, family, friends and church members for all the food, flowers, and prayers.

Ruth is survived by one sister, Martha Jean Bellefuille and four brothers; Johnny, Arthur, Pete and Russell Belcher. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Martha Belcher and two sisters, Virginia Hill and Louise Mullinax.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 376, York, SC 29745 or Hospice & Community Care, P.O. Box 993, Rock Hill, SC 29731.

The family will receive friends today, Oct. 25, 2007, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Trinity Center at Trinity United Methodist Church.

The funeral service will be Friday, Oct. 26, 2007, at 2 p.m. at Trinity UMC and will be officiated by the Rev. Eugene Feagin. The burial will be at Lakeview Memory Gardens.

Bratton Funeral Home, York, S.C. is serving the Huffstetler family.