Ruth Jean (Williams) Berdan, 84, wife of Lee Berdan of 33 years and the late E. Robert Thomas, of Limerick, passed away on Tuesday at Manatawany Manor.

Born in Scranton, PA, she was the daughter of the late David and Ruth (Davis) Williams.

Surviving with her husband are children Jill Irick of Pottstown, Lynn Ranieri, wife of Ronald, of North Coventry, and Cheryl Ellmaker, wife of Arlan, of The Villages, Fla; grandchildren Megan, Steven, Zachary, Michele, Beth, Scott, Robert and Jennifer; 12 great grandchildren, 3 brothers; step daughter Deb Trace, wife of William, of Douglassville, and a step son Thomas Berdan, husband of Linda, of Exeter. Along with her first husband, she is predeceased by 1 sister.

Ruth was a member of First Baptist Church in Pottstown where she was a treasurer of the Gnosis Class for many years.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, 10:30AM at First Baptist Church of Pottstown, 301 King Street, Pottstown with Rev. Marvin Marsh officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday from 5:30PM to 7:00PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown, and on Monday from 9:30AM to 10:30AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ruth’s name to First Baptist Church, 301 King Street, Pottstown, PA 19464.

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