Mrs. Ruthann (Bowman) Ahner

March 25, 1941 ~ August 25, 2018 (age 77)

Mrs. Ruthann “Cookie” Ahner of Lehighton passed away peacefully in her home Saturday evening August 25th under the loving care of her family at the age of 77. Born in Lehighton, she was a daughter of the late Howard & Madeline (Drumbore) Bowman. Ruthann and her husband founded R.A. Ahner Furniture where she worked along with her family for the past 50 years. She loved spending time with her family, especially  gatherings at her pool, tending to her perennial gardens, reading, shopping, casino trips, and time at the beach. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Ronald C. Ahner Sr., a son, Ronald C. Ahner Jr., and daughters Rochelle Rodgers & Rhonda, wife of Donn Edgar, a brother, Ronald Bowman all of Lehighton. Her grandchildren are Matthew & Mark Ahner, Amanda (Rogers) Rex, & Amber Rodgers, Brianna (Edgar) Hinze & Brandon Edgar. She also adored her great-granddaughter, Selah Rose Hinze & her great-grandson, Trenton Rex. Also surviving are several nieces & nephews. Ruthann was predeceased by her son Ryan Ahner, her son in law, Warner (Butch) Rodgers, &  4 sisters, Linda Young, Joyce Knappenberger, Delores Fisher, & Betty Graver. Funeral Services & Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. Memorial Contributions in her honor may be made to The American Cancer Society, 712 South Keyser Avenue, Taylor, Pa. 18517. Online condolences can be offered at

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