Ruth A. (Shistel) Mahmod

Ruth A. (Shistel) Mahmod, 74, of Lower William Penn, Shenandoah, passed away Monday morning at Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital, Coal Township.

Born in Shenandoah, September 6, 1944, she was a daughter of the late Christian J. and Alice J. (Jones) Shistel.

She was a 1962 graduate of the former J.W. Cooper High School, Shenandoah.

Red RoseRuth was employed in the warranty department at the former Sears Department Store, Frackville.

She was a member of the former William Penn United Methodist Church.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were her husband, Raymond K. “Ray” Mahmod; three sons, Christopher A., John A. and Steven R. “Fuzzy” Mahmod; three sisters, Katherine Barrett, Dorothy Moyer and Marilyn Kaylor.

Surviving are her granddaughter, Melinda Mahmod, of Girardville; her grandson, Matthew Mahmod, of Girardville; brother, Joseph Shistel and his wife, Donna, of Barnesville; three sisters, Theresa Lane, of Frackville, Joan Zakarevicz, of Deer Lake, and Georgine Klim, of Reading; two daughters-in-law, Nicole Bowers, of Girardville, and Colleen Mahmod, of William Penn, Shenandoah; nieces and nephews.

Religious services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah. The Rev. Mindy Heppe will officiate. Interment will follow in Odd Fellow’s Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights. A visitation will be held from 10 until 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah, is in charge of the arrangements.

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