Located at:  1683 Mars Hill Road

Mailing Address:  738 First Street

Sutersville, PA 15083-1038


Ruth R. Whitehead

Born October 11, 1930  •  Went to be with our Lord on Thursday, January 8, 2015

Ruth R. Whitehead, 84, of North Huntingdon, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. She was born Oct. 11, 1930, in Wall, a daughter of the late G. Samuel and Celia Andrews Romig.

She attended The Church, in Sutersville. She was a graduate of Pitcairn High School, 1949, and was a veteran, having served in the Air Force. She attended Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics, sold real estate for various agencies, was a legal secretary and drove a school bus for the Norwin School District.

She was involved in many activities such as, Republican Committee Woman, Rough Riders Association, Swinging Squares of Irwin and Herold Grange Square Dancers, White Oak Gun Club, Laurel Highlands Coachman and the Winnebago Club. She was involved in many more activities, but her true love was her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sons, Larry and Gary; daughter-in-law, Marilyn Whitehead; brothers, Elmer and George Romig; and sister, Dorothy Wigle.

She is survived by her husband, William C. Whitehead; sons, Bruce (Renee), Mark (Suzie) and Rick; daughters, Linda Somerville (Joseph) and Janet Lagalski (fiance Jim Gilbert); grandchildren, Douglas (Vicky) Whitehead, Melanie (Richard) Freese, Adam Whitehead, Michael Whitehead, Samantha Lagalski and fiance, Bill Kane, Ashton Lagalski and fiance, Michael Wertz, Linnea (Drew) Wortmann, Courtney Whitehead, Joseph and Christina Heath; great-grandchildren, Dante, Kylie, Abby, Bryce, Maddox and Riley; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A funeral service at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Rocco officiating. Interment in Irwin Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the .

Published in Pittsburgh Tribune Review on Jan. 9, 2015