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MHS Grad, Former Navy WAVE Dies

Ruth Allen, formerly of Moorestown, was 89 at the time of her death.

Ruth Allen (nee Slocum), of Mount Laurel, formerly Moorestown, died on April 19 at the age of 89.

Ruth was a graduate of Moorestown High School, class of 1941. After high school, she went to work at the Provident in Philadelphia and joined the Navy WAVES. After Yeoman School, she served at the Sand Point Naval Air Station in Washington state. Upon leaving the Navy, she went to work as head teller for the Booster Savings and Loan, Moorestown Savings and Loan, and later Farmers and Mechanics Bank, all in Moorestown.

She was the sister of Virginia Mattice, of Medford, and Bruce Slocum, of Moorestown. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, at the Colestown Cemetery, Kings Highway, Cherry Hill. In lieu of flowers, send memorial contributions to Samaritan Hospice, 5 Eves Drive, Marlton, NJ 08053.

Condolences may be left at www.lewisfuneralhomemoorestown.com.

Courtesy of Lewis Funeral Home

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