Notes for: Ruth Irene Bodine

From: Bob and Ruth Reuther [pappyreuther at]
Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2003
Subject: Bodine genealogy

My son, Robert Bodine Reuther, asked me some time ago to write to you in answer to a request you made for some information. I am sorry to be so late in getting it to you. The cemetery was full of snow for most of the winter and hard to get to the graves.

My aunt, Fan Hawley Bodine Dunlap died on Oct. 15, 1971 and is buried in the Muncy cemetery.

My brother, John Phillips Bodine, died on Sept. 7, 1931 from rheumatic fever. He was 12 yrs. old. Born Aug. 7, 1919.

I believe you asked about a George Bodine. The only George we can find was born 4/1/1817, died 9/22/1867. Father was Abraham, Mother Mercy Paxson. Another tombstone has a George but the dates are badly worn. We believe he died as an infant.

I hope this helps you.
Ruth Bodine Reuther

From Ronny Bodine:

Obituary, Sun-Gazette (Williamsport, Pa.) of 24 Dec 2008
Robert J. Reuther, 88, of 237 W. Penn St., Muncy, died Monday, December 22, 2008, at the Muncy Valley Hospital. Born November 2, 1920, in Muncy, he was a son of Oscar F. and Grace (Michael) Reuther. He and his wife of 59 years, the former Ruth I. Bodine, were married July 23, 1949. A 1938 graduate of Muncy High School, Bob was the class president and valedictorian. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. In 1948, he started his 35-year career as an accountant with the former Smith Truck Lines, Inc., in Muncy, and in 1950 he graduated from Lycoming College, Williamsport, where he earned a degree in accounting. Bob retired in 1983. He was a member of the Roland Ritter Post 268 American Legion, Muncy, and a former member of the Muncy Rotary Club. Bob served as a past president of Muncy Borough Council. An avid golfer and bowler, he was a member of the retiree's league at the Wynding Brook Golf Club (formerly Turbot Hills) and bowled in several area bowling leagues. Bob was a member of St. Andrew Evangelical Lutheran Church, Muncy. Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons and daughters-in-law, Robert B. and Karen Reuther of Morgantown, W.Va., Thomas F. and Sharon Reuther of Milton and Michael D. and Wilda A. Reuther of Montgomery; one daughter, Ellen R. Gilbert of Wilmington, Del.; one sister, Marion R. Neeld of Williamsport; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by seven siblings, John, Oscar and Harold Reuther, Ernestine Reuther, Jeanne Pooler, Betty Stugart, and twins Richard and Virginia Reuther, who died in infancy. He was also predeceased by a son-in-law, Ralph Gilbert. Friends will be received on Friday, Dec. 26, from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. at St. Andrew Evangelical Lutheran Church, 201 S. Main St., Muncy, where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Officiating will be his pastor, the Rev. Dr. Donald P. Edwards. Burial will follow in Muncy Cemetery. The family will provide the flowers. Contributions in Bob's memory may be made to St. Andrew Evangelical Lutheran Church, 201 S. Main St., Muncy, PA 17756. The family is being assisted by Grenoble's, 121 S. Main St., Muncy.