Ruth Lee (Cuthbertson) Muir

Born: Tue., Mar. 24, 1931
Died: Sat., Feb. 16, 2013


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Tue., Feb. 19, 2013
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Tue., Feb. 19, 2013
Location: Lonaconing Location

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Feb. 20, 2013
Location: Lonaconing Location

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Ruth Lee Muir, 81, of Bucks Hill Road, Lonaconing passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2013 surrounded by her family at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center, Cumberland. Born on  March 24, 1931 she was the daughter of the late David Cuthbertson and Lois (Matthews) Cuthbertson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert "Fish" Muir on May 7, 2004 and her brother Todd Cuthbertson on August 10, 2003.

Ruth was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Lonaconing. She was a homemaker and her grandchildren were the love of her life. She never missed her grandchildren's  sporting events, as her world revolved around them. Ruth enjoyed many summers at the beach with her family and friends, always traveling along with the "Coney Caravan" following behind.

She is survived her daughters, Sue Ann Nightingale and husband Woody of Lonaconing and Penny Alkire and husband Steve also of  Lonaconing; two very loved grandchildren, Bobby and Becca Alkire of Lonaconing and one granddog, "Gizmo"; sister-in-law Fran Cuthbertson of Keyser, WV and brother-in-law Jim Muir and wife Elaine of Lonaconing; a special cousin, Larry McKenzie and wife Carolyn of Lonaconing; best friend, Edythe Smith also of Lonaconing and numerous nieces and nephews.

Family and Friends will be received at the Eichhorn-McKenzie Funeral Home P.A. (, Lonaconing on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Fred Iser officiating. Interment will be held at Mountain View Cemetery, Moscow Mills.

At the request of the family memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church at 14 Church St., Lonaconing, MD or the George's Creek Ambulance Service at P.O. Box 155, Lonaconing, MD. Memorial envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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Barbara ,Denny,Den,Carey and Joe Moffatt
   Posted Mon February 18, 2013
Ruth and Fish were the best neighbors ,babysitters and friends anyone could ask for.Ruth was our baby sitter for over 9 years for Carey and Joe. We included them in our family activities especially birthdays. She was a wonderful lady and second mother to our children. Love forever, The Moffatts

Michael Foote
   Posted Mon February 18, 2013
Penny, and Sue Ann. Just heard the sad news of your Mothers passing. I always struggle with the correct words when friends lose a loved one. My thoughts, and prayers are with all of you during this most difficult time. Ruth & Fish raised two pretty fine Lady's.
Respectfully, Mike Foote

Regina & Jim "Walnut" Spiker
   Posted Mon February 18, 2013
I'm so sorry Penny and SueAnn...everyone thought the world of your Mom. She was a real sweetheart. I last seen her at Christmas when the Youth Group went over to sing and visit and she seemed to be doing so well that evening. Hugs & prayers to you and your family...

Peggy Hutcheson
   Posted Tue February 19, 2013
So sorry for your loss...I always enjoyed talking with her when i was at Bub & Dollies every week...Remember the good times! With Deepest Sympathy

Kathleen Daley Banks
   Posted Wed February 20, 2013
I just heard of your Mom's passing and am so terribly sorry.
Thoughts and prayers with you and your family.

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