Ruth Huhn, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community in Weatherly, will celebrate her 98th birthday on Christmas Day.

Born in Brooklyn, Indiana in 1911, Ruth was the first born child of the late William F. Weber and Jennie V. Witmer Weber. Her father was born and raised in Weatherly. Both parents and Ruth's family were members of Salem Reformed Church in Weatherly, now known as Salem United Church of Christ.

Upon finishing school, Ruth was employed at the Reed and Lovatt silk mill in Weatherly.

She met the love of her life, Frederic Rose Huhn and they were married on Feb. 24, 1935.

During the early years of their marriage they lived in Norwalk, Conn.; Palmerton; and Lansford. Following World War II they returned to Weatherly. Ruth worked as a secretary at Tung-Sol Electric Company.

Though Ruth and Fred never had any children of their own, they fulfilled their parenting needs by providing surrogate love and compassion to many community adolescents who needed a loving, stable environment.

Ruth and her husband were passionate Penn State football fans and traveled to all home games and many playoff games.

Ruth lost her husband in 1983.

Ruth has always been a very involved and caring women. She belonged to the Gray Ladies of Weatherwood since it was formed. She loved to play cards and sing in the church choir. She was a Salem quilter, a consistory member, an assistant organist, a women's fellowship member, and a Sunday school teacher.

Ruth has resided at Heritage Hill for seven years.