She was born in Linwood, Pa., daughter of Dr. George F. and Adelaide (Pennell) Crothers.
Surviving are a sister, Elaine C. Fay of Martinsburg; numerous nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Catharine Pemberton. Ruth resided with her niece and nephew, Jerry and Pam Hoy, for 33 years at their home in Williamsburg.
Funeral services will be private. Arrangements are by The Good Funeral Home Inc. at Alto Reste Park Cemetery (www.thegoodfuneralhomeinc.com).