Ruth Ida Gilligan, age 65, of Brookville, PA, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 26, 2018, as a resident of the McKinley Health Center in Brookville, PA. She was born on August 3, 1953, to the late Gerald William and Evelyn Grace (Burkhouse) Gilligan at the Brookville Hospital. Ruth graduated from the Brookville High School with the class of 1973 and she went on to become a Certified Nurses Assistant; this was a great fit for Ruth because she loved caring for people, it was her passion. She spent time working for Tri-County Home Support Services, LLC, in Brockway. Ruth was a member of the Brookville Church of God on Freedom Ave., in Brookville, PA. She enjoyed being able to spend time with her family and she loved her dog Bear. Ruth is survived by one daughter; Jeanette (Kevin) Forsythe of Brookville, PA; two sons; Kelvin (Malena) Gilligan of Knoxdale, PA; Brian (Shena) Lindemuth of Knoxdale, PA; seven siblings; Richard Gilligan, Charlotte McQuown, Gerald Gilligan Jr., Sam Gilligan, Tom Gilligan, Diana Mahlon, Dennis Gilligan; seven grandchildren; Adriana Forsythe, Shelby and Kelvin Jr., Gilligan, Daquelin, Brain, Beth, and Keaton Lindemuth. In addition to her parents, Ruth is preceded in death by on sister; Shirley Cable. Family and friends will be received on Saturday, December 29, 2018, from 4 – 7pm, at the McKinney – d’Argy Funeral Home, ltd, 345 Main St., Brookville, PA, 15825. A funeral service will immediately follow the viewing, beginning at 7:00pm, and officiated by Pastor Henry Scoff. Online condolences and other information may be found at www.mckinneydargy.com
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