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Ruth Ann (Bender) Casterline

September 6, 1961 ~ June 27, 2021 (age 59)


Ruth A. Casterline
June 27, 2021

Ruth Ann Bender Casterline, of Lincoln, PA walked into the gates of heaven on Sunday, June 27, 2021 surrounded by her family at St. Luke's hospice, Bethlehem at the age of 59.  

Born in Pottsville on September 6, 1961, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Jean Borinsky Bender.

She was met at the gates of Heaven by her husband Adrian (Andy) Casterline, son Jeffrey Slane, parents, Earl and Jean Bender, brothers Larry and Earl Jr. "Buddy" Bender, a niece and nephew, Alexis and Kyle Bender.

Ruth enjoyed being with her family and friends, enjoyed fishing, trips to Wilkes-Barre, yard sales, cook outs, being outdoors and loved her hummingbirds.  She enjoyed her life to the fullest and loved spending time with all her family but especially her granddaughter Bentlee, her pride and joy.

Surviving to carry on her love and memories are her children, Nicholas Leiby of Pottsville, Nichole Phillips of Schuylkill Haven, Angella and husband Thomas Eye of Pottsville and Felicia Randazzo of Lincoln; grandchildren, Christopher Haller, Sapphire Haller, Veronica Fitting, Sheila Fitting, Anthony Phillips, Brock Leiby, London Leiby, Alexander Eye, Ceciley Eye, Bentlee Bachman, Sarah Leiby; great grandchildren, Levi Haller, Xander Cole, Oliver Fitting, Alexander Haller, Owen Haller, and Lakelynn Rumberger; sisters, Theresa and husband Bruce Hand and Betty Bender and husband Ed Hauptly; nephew Jeremy and wife EmilyWenrich and a niece Marcella Hauptly. 

Our mom was the type of person that wouldn't take anyones crap.  She had a huge heart and loved everyone. She was easy going, anyone that ever had the chance to meet her would say how outspoken she was.  She would light up any room she walked in.  She was the glue that held our family together.  She loved cooking and baking and making candy.  She will be missed by all of us but we know she's in a better place.  She is no longer suffering.  We will carry our mom's memory on with all of us.  She will be missed forever.  Till we meet again.  This isn't goodbye, but see you later!  We love you to the moon and back Mom! 

Graveside Services and interment will be held on Friday, July 2, 2021 at 11:30 A.M. at St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery, Pine Grove, with Rev. Brian Beissel officiating.  There will be a visitation on Thursday, July 1, 2021 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove.  

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to the H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., 139 S. Tulpehocken St., Pine Grove, Pa. 17963 in her memory.

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July 1, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
H L Snyder Funeral Home Inc
139 S Tulpehocken St
Pine Grove, PA 17963

Graveside Service
July 2, 2021

11:30 AM
St Peters Lutheran Cemetery
312 S. Tulpehocken St.
Pine Grove, PA 17963


H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc.
139 S. Tulpehocken St., Pine Gove PA 17963
Tel: 1-570-345-2266

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