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Ruth O. Derhammer

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

owned Danielsville gas station

Ruth O. Derhammer, 93, of Danielsville, died June 27, 2017. She was the wife of the late Owen O. Derhammer for 31 years.

Born in Upper Nazareth Township, she was a daughter of the late Robert F. Sr. and Pearl (Keiper) Werkheiser.

She, along with her husband, owned and operated a Texaco gas station in Danielsville for 32 years before she retired.

She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, Danielsville.

She is survived by two daughters, Verna Silfies, with whom she resided; and Ruthann and her husband Preston Henry Sr. of Danielsville; a son, Oliver O. and his wife Catherine of Danielsville; seven grandchildren, Ray Silfies, Steward and his wife Tracy Silfies, Stacy and her husband Robert Gogel, Tammy and her husband Eric Kovach, Preston Jr. and his wife Sarah Henry, Brian Derhammer, and Scott and his wife Sabrina Derhammer; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Marvin O. Werkheiser of East Allen Township and Norman A. Werkheiser of Tunkhannock; a sister, Evelyn Bond of Moore Township; nieces; and nephews.

She was predeceased by four sisters, Helen Danner, Elsie Eberly, Hilda Hottle and Claudia Dutoit; and 10 brothers, Robert Jr., Roland (her twin), Russell, Leo, Ray, William, Charles “Doc,” Nevin “Popeye,” Paul and an infant brother.

Contributions may be made to the family, c/o the funeral home, 2165 Community Drive, Bath, 18014.

Arrangements were made by George G. Bensing Funeral Home Inc., Village of Moorestown.