Born in Harrisburg, PA, she was married to the late John (Jack) Musser on April 14, 1942 in her uncle’s church in eastern PA. The couple had two sons - John who lives in Wexford and Larry of Cherry Hill, NJ. She has four grandchildren.
Ruth worked for Harrisburg Steel making eight-inch rifle shells for the U.S. Army.
A member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and Longview Women’s Club she claims she joined whatever church organizations her husband belonged to.
She loved going dancing with the servicemen and wishes she could still dance and always enjoys spending time with her family. Ruth moved all over the country with her husband before, during and after WWII. Beside Harrisburg, she lived in New York, Oregon, Texas, Cleveland and finally settled in the Pittsburgh area. She lived in the Camelot Condominium in Ingomar until she moved to Concordia two years ago. Her husband, a sales manager for PPG passed away in 1991.
She said she had wonderful siblings who spoiled her and taught her everything from driving to dancing and everything in between. She has a zest for life and is a natural-born story teller according to her friends at Concordia.
Her secret to longevity – “There’s no million dollar answer to this question; I have been very blessed throughout my whole life … and good genes help,” she said.