REYNOLDSVILLE — Ruth Engle of Reynoldsville celebrated her 100th birthday Tuesday.
A birthday party to honor her was held Friday at The Foundry in Reynoldsville.
State Rep. Cris Dush (R-Brookville) presented a citation from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, “paying tribute to Ruth Engle on your 100th birthday. The House and Senate recognize how important are the lives people like you live, and the ability you have to pass on information to younger generations,” he said.
Molly McNutt, executive director of the Jefferson County Area Agency on Aging, also congratulated Ruth on her birthday. “I know how much you are loved here at The Foundry,” she said. “We appreciate all you bring to the center and to the community.”
Engle accepted the citation and comments saying, “I’m glad to be here and do what I can.”
She was born October 13, 1920, in DuBois, the daughter of Meade and Mary (Morrison) Leach.
She married Robert Engle of Reynoldsville. They became the parents of two children, Myrna Engle (John) Haines of Reynoldsville and Thomas R. (Shirley) Engle of Alabama. Six grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren complete her family circle.
Engle worked in the high school cafeteria in Emporium.
She remembers sewing lots of clothes for her children, using old feed sacks. She also made afghans for her children and grandchildren.
She enjoys having lunch and visiting with her friends at The Foundry. Engle also enjoys reading, working crossword puzzles and knitting.