Ruth Kovac – Monaca

At the age of 94, with her family by her side, Ruth Kovac of Monaca, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 7th, 2022, at Good Samaritan Hospice, Beaver. Born in Morgantown, NC, she was the last surviving child born to the late Marvin and Grace Swink.

Ruth graduated from Monaca High School in 1945 and married Jim Kovac in 1946. They were the longest married couple in Monaca (almost 70 years) until his passing in 2016. At the age of 12, Ruth became a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Monaca where she served as an Elder, Deacon and Sunday School Teacher. Throughout her life, Ruth was involved in various organizations – PTA, Rainbow Girls, Presbyterian Women and Eastern Star. She was a board member of the Monaca Hall of Fame and a Judge of Elections. Ruth enjoyed traveling, playing Bingo and cards, and spending time with her family and friends. She also was adventurous, celebrating her 90th birthday by taking a hot air balloon ride.

Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Ruth Leah and Vince Carothers, Colleen and Ed Sebastian, and the late Laurie Kovac Rankin, three grandchildren, Nathan Sebastian, Brandon Carothers, Krista Sebastian and the late Leah Carothers, a great grandson Logan Sebastian, two sisters-in-law, Julia Swink and Virgina Swink and numerous nieces and their families.

In addition to her parents, husband and daughter, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Calvin and Glenn Swink.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Good Samaritan Hospice for their compassionate support given to mom over the last few days. Also, the family would like to especially express our gratitude to every employee/staff members of Franciscan Manor that became part of mom’s extended family over the past 17 months. She loved hearing and seeing pictures about not only your life, but also of your children, grandchildren, pets and travels.

Family and friends are welcome to attend her memorial service on Tuesday, May 10th, at 11AM in the First Presbyterian Church of Monaca, 1301 Indiana Ave, Monaca. Her former pastor, the Rev. Beth Wierman, will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name, may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Monaca, PA 15061.

Professional services provided by the MCCONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 447 Pine St., Hookstown, Pa. 15050.

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