Ruth Ulmer Obituary

Ruth Evelyn Ulmer


1907 - 2009

Ruth Evelyn Ulmer - 1907-2009

II Tim. 4:7: I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.

Ruth Evelyn Ulmer went to be with her Lord on Jan. 25, 2009.

She was born July 11, 1907, in Hepburn Township, Lycoming County, Pa., the daughter of the late Thomas L. and Ida Jane Waltz Ulmer.

Ruth grew up on her parentsfarm near Balls Mills, Pa. Born again into Gods family at the age of 10, she was baptized and accepted into the membership of Hepburn Baptist Church, Cogan Station, Pa., in 1917.

She graduated from Philadelphia School of the Bible in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1930 and attended Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1931, also in Philadelphia.

Upon completion of her schooling, Ruth served the Lord at Green Pasture Jewish Mission in Brooklyn, N.Y., and then in the youth ministry of the local church in Mehoopany, Pa.

In 1932, from deep in the mountains of eastern Kentucky, there came a call for help. A missionary had to leave her field of service due to illness. Would someone please come and take over her work? So Ruth, like Abraham, went out by faith, not knowing wither he went (Hebrews 11:8). Virgie, Ky., was not even on the map but the Lord was leading and she followed. There was no promise of support so she stood firmly on Phillipians 4:19: God promised he would provide. She had nine wonderful thrilling years sharing His word with the people of Virgie.

Through the years, there followed other areas of service: Printer, Ky. ,for 10 years, at Volga, Ky., for 27 years and finally at Ashland, Ky., working in the local church in Sunday School work and visitation ministry.

All who knew Ruth were impressed by her gentle spirit. From time to time she would come back to Pennsylvania where she was always invited to speak at churches in the local area. She told of different experiences that revealed her love for God and the people she served.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Nelson W. Ulmer, T. Theodore Ulmer and her sisters, Florence A. Gehr and Gertrude E. Paulhamus.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at the Summit Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Tim Daniels officiating. Burial will follow in Coalton Cemetery.