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Ruth Elizabeth Stache

Ruth Elizabeth Stache, 84, of Charleroi, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. The daughter of the late Oscar and Edith Davis, she was born on June 30, 1928, in Butler, Alabama. A graduate of Choctaw County High School, Ruth was valedictorian of her class and was awarded a full scholarship to attend Toccoa Falls College in Georgia. After graduating from Toccoa Falls, she came to Washington, Pa to work in the field of child evangelism. She met her husband of 62 years, August Stache Sr., as he was singing on a radio broadcast she was hosting. She was a homemaker and wonderful mother to her four loving sons. A member of Garwood Baptist Church, Ruth was active in music ministry and was a dedicated Sunday school teacher. In addition to her husband, she is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law; August and Kitty Stache of Washington, PA, Richard and Priscilla Stache of Louisville, Tenn., Steve and Cheryl Stache of Speers, and James and Diana Stache of Dunlevy. Left to treasure her memory are seven loving grandchildren who were the joy of her life, Christine and Catherine Stache of Bethel Park, Captain Jeremiah Stache of Columbus, GA, Koral Stache of Knoxville, Tenn., Karoline Stache of Greer, SC, Dr. Stephen Stache and fiancAC., Dr., Daniella Miele of Philadelphia, and Dr. Cassandra Rajczy and husband Dr., Robert Rajczy of Narberth, PA. She is also survived by three sisters, Ann Stache of Fort Wayne, Ind., Donna (Tommy) Gibbs of Clearwater, Fla., and Linda Roberts of Butler, Ala; and a brother, William (Maryanne) Davis of Butler, Ala.; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Timothy, a brother and sister-in-law, Oscar "Sonny Boy" and Jean Davis Jr., and brother-in-law, Joseph Stache. Friends will be received on Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Melenyzer-DuBarr Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc., 825 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi, where a funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Cliff Reynolds of Garwood Baptist Church presiding. Interment will follow in Charleroi Cemetery.


To Steve, Cheryl, and the whole family We offer our prayers and heartfelt condolences to you. We think Steve is one of the most wonderful, caring, loving, and nicest people we know. I think that much of that can be traced right back to Ruth. I didn't really know her, but her honor and legacy lives on with her wonderful family tree. Although we rest on the promises on God, it is very hard to say good bye. We look forward to meeting Ruth one day. Until then, we pray that the peace of God will reign in the hearts of those left behind. Love, John and Dayle

John and Dayle Feb 22 2013 12:00 AM

Your mom was a blessing to all of us somewhere along the way. She had a strong testimony for the Lord Jesus. You could see it on her face and hear it in her words. I will pray for comfort at this time of loss to you. Stay strong in the Lord. Forrest Weekley.

Forrest Weekley Feb 21 2013 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathies to Steve, Jamie, & the entire family. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all during this time..... Mike & Tammy Fendya

MICHAEL FENDYA Feb 20 2013 12:00 AM

Our condolences to the Stache family, May God be with you all in this time of need.

Blanche & Sam Bongiorno Feb 18 2013 12:00 AM

Augie, So sorry to hear of the passing of Ruth this morning. She was a kind, gentle soul. She was so devoted to her church and family. I remember her coming to pratice with you when you sang for me at First Christian. With deepest sympathy, Patty and Larry Lincoski

Patty Lincoski Feb 18 2013 12:00 AM