Loretta Ruths, 80, of Stephens City, Virginia passed away Monday, July 20, 2020, at Winchester Medical Center.

Loretta was born in 1939 in Maryland, daughter of the late Edgar and Sudie Winders. She graduated from Smithsburg High School. Loretta’s last occupation was a Teacher’s Aide at Bass Hoover Elementary School, but her passion was being a homemaker for her family. She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Stephens City, Virginia.

Her husband, Howard “Sonny” Ruths, Jr., whom she married on October 14, 1957 in Maryland, preceded her in death in 2013. She was also a member of the  Potomac Edison Forerunners Club.

Surviving are her sons, Howard W. “Bud” Ruths, III (Debbie), Edgar B. “Ed” Ruths (Bobbi), and Lynn S. Ruths (Sebrina); grandchildren, Tiffany Snow (Aaron), Isaac Ruths, Jennifer McCoy (Nathan), Alexis Ruths, Tanner Ruths, Janessa McCormick (Drew), Taylor Ruths (Cassidy), and Zach McCarty; great grandchildren, Cameron McCoy, Rilyn McCormick, Brandt McCormick, and Presley McCormick; and sister, Bonnie Schaller (Frank).

Along with her husband, Loretta was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan May Ruths.

A visitation will be from 7 pm to 9 pm on Thursday at Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel.

A funeral service will be conducted at 12 pm on Friday at Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel with Reverend Janice Marie E. Lowden officiating. Interment will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Stephens City, Virginia.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic State of Virginia regulations will be enforced while inside the funeral home, face coverings will be required, as well as social distancing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Loretta’s memory to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 810 Fairfax Street, Stephens City, Virginia 22655.