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Betty L. Ruhl, 73, homemaker, gardener

Betty L. Ruhl, a homemaker and avid bowler and gardener who enjoyed bird-watching, died of myelodysplastic syndrome Friday at Anne Arundel Medical Center. She was 73 and lived in Severna Park.

Born Betty Reese, she was a native of Hershey, Pa., and graduated from Hershey High School. She later married Albert L. Ruhl. and the couple eventually settled in Severna Park.

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Mrs. Ruhl also enjoyed traveling and playing cards and Scrabble.

A memorial service will be held at noon today at Barranco & Sons Funeral Home, 495 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park.

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In addition to her husband of 51 years, Mrs. Ruhl is survived by three daughters, Deborah G. Devlin of Baton Rouge, La., Janis E. Ruhl of Pittsburgh and Cindy P. Stettler-Rima of Severna Park; a son, Scott A. Ruhl of Glen Burnie; a sister, Jean R. Saufley of Hummelstown, Pa.; a brother John S. Reese of Hershey; and four grandchildren.


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