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Ruth E. "Boodie" Burfield

September 7, 1921 — February 27, 2023


Ruth E. "Boodie" Burfield, 101, of Ridgway, died on Monday, February 27, 2023, at Elk Haven Nursing Home after a brief illness.

On September 7, 1921, in Ridgway, she was born a daughter to the late Charles H. and Emma Prowbst Sherwood.

In 1942, she married the late Donald R. Burfield, who preceded her in death in 1973.

Boodie was a lifelong resident and a member of Faith United Church of Christ. She was well traveled and loved taking trips with her son. Boodie enjoyed sitting on her porch feeding the birds.

Ruth is survived by 4 nieces: Beverly Jescheling of AZ(and daughter Diane Jenkins of TX),Cathy Marczewski of WI, Nancy Daily and her husband Pat of WI, and Linda Stather and her husband Doug of FL, 2 nephews: Don Sherwood and his wife Gina of Ridgway and Bob Sherwood and his wife Nancy of MI.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Robert G. Burfield, and 3 brothers: Charles, Ralph, and George Sherwood.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Ridgway Ambulance.

Krise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 130 Center Street, Ridgway, PA 15853 is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be offered to the family at

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