Ruth J. James, 90, passed away April 16, 2017. She was born on March 21, 1927 the daughter of the late McKinley & Bella Johns. Ruth worked at J.C. Penny's for 25 years retiring in 1990. She and her husband moved to Florida for 19 years returning to Canton in 2011. Ruth was a woman of great faith and a member of First United Presbyterian Church in Waynesburg.
She was preceded in death by her brothers Robert Johns and William Johns; beloved husband Howard J. James; son David M James; and daughter Cynthia Tessanne.
Ruth is survived by her son Robert C. James; grandson David M. James; and many sisters and brother-in-laws from her loving husband's family.
Cremation has taken place.
A Celebration of Life will take place on Thursday April 27 at 1:00 PM at First United Presbyterian Church (204 E. Lisbon St. Waynesburg 44688) with Pastor Joseph Svancara officiating.
The family invites you to visit www.reedfuneralhome.com to read the obituary, sign the online guestbook and share fond memories.