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September 2, 1939 — July 1, 2018

Ruth A. GODRA, 78, of Wellsboro, PA, died Sunday, July 1, 2018 in Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA.
Born September 2, 1939, in Parkesburg, she was the daughter of George and Gertrude Esh Hall.
On August 29, 1959, in Parkesburg, she married Martin W. Godra, who survives.
She worked as a private duty nurse for several years.
Ruth lived a life of adventure with her husband and sons, backpacking in the west, white water canoeing, hunting with bow and rifle, and cross country motorcycle trips. She and Marty owned and operated a hunting lodge in Maine for four years.  They owned and operated the Oleona Country Store for 16 years and the Susquehannock Forest Cabins nearby for four years.
She was an active member of the Galeton First Baptist Church.  Ruth was especially known for being an excellent cook.  Her talents also included craft works, quilting, counter cross stitch, and basket weaving.  She was devoted to her cat, Buttons.
Surviving besides her husband, Martin, are:  three sons, Brad (Laurie) Godra of New Providence, Michael (Lisa) Godra of Paradise, and Jeffrey (Carol) Godra of Willow Street;  nine grandchildren; two brothers, John (Doris) Hall of Christiana and George (Ann) Hall of Parkesburg; a sister, Jill (Chris) Rice of Parkesburg;  nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Howard Hall.
A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, July 14, 2018 in the First Baptist Church, Galeton, PA.  The Rev. Richard Tintle, Pastor, will officiate.  Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 234 W. Main St., Galeton, PA 16922.
Arrangements are entrusted to Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.
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