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Ruth H. (Hafner) Forlines

Born: Mon., Jul. 26, 1926
Died: Sun., Apr. 15, 2018


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Apr. 23, 2018
Location: Vincentown

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Tue., Apr. 24, 2018
Location: Vincentown

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Ruth H. Forlines of Southampton, age 91 years, passed away April 15, 2018 at home.

     She was a native of Birmingham, Alabama, married her husband, a career US Army Sgt.1st Class, and traveled the world to such places as Germany and the Eastern U.S.

     She graduated with a Teaching Degree from Auburn University. She moved to Southampton in the early sixties and was a First & Second Grade Teacher at the Southampton Twp Elementary School where she retired.

   Ruth was a member of the NJEA, the Delta Kappa Gamma ( an International women’s educational Society) and a member of the Oak Grove Presbyterian Church.

   She was an avid reader.

She was preceded in death by her husband Leonard and late daughter Carol A. Forlines.

   Beloved mother of James D. Forlines and wife Catherine, dear grandmother of Michael & Samantha Forlines, and sister of James Hafner Jr.

   There will be a viewing & visitation 6:00 to 8:00 PM Monday evening at The Lankenau Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Vincentown, Southampton where her funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday morning.

   Interment BGWCD Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 350 Provinceline RD., Arneytown, North Hanover Twp.

   In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Oak Grove Presbyterian Church Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 2212, Philos Bridge Road, Southampton. NJ 08088 or STARS of Southampton Twp. ,NJ

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Daryl Gager
   Posted Wed April 25, 2018
Ruth was one of my heroes. When I heard of her passing, I thought of the anonymously written "What Do Teachers Make?" Here are a few excerpts that remind me so much of this dedicated educator. Ruth made children believe in themselves, when no one else would. She made children wonder and question. She made children apologize and mean it. She made them work harder than they ever thought they could. She made sure they learned to read and write. Ruth made a difference in the lives of so many children.
To honor her memory, a contribution will be made to the Oak Grove Presbyterian Church Scholarship Fund. Also, a prayer will be said for her son James and wife Catherine, her grandchildren Michael and Samantha, and her brother James as they grieve for her.