Ruth H. Peiffer, 86, of Richland, passed away on Monday, Dec. 20, 2021, in Stone Ridge Towne Centre, Myerstown. She was the wife of the late Charles W. Peiffer.

She was born in Richland on June 6, 1935, the daughter of the late Curtis and Beulah Phillippy Smaltz.

Ruth graduated from Richland High School and Lebanon Business School. She was a life member of Grace United Church of Christ in Richland. Ruth loved cooking, baking, and traveling with her family.

She is survived by her daughters, Denise Gouldey, and husband, Randy, Jane Gruber, and husband, Thomas, Patricia Baylor, and husband, Danny, and Suzanne Peiffer; and a grandson, Timothy Baylor.

Memorial service will be held at a later date at Grace United Church of Christ, Richland.

Clauser Funeral Home, Inc. is handling her arrangements.