Ruth Ann “Ruthie” Mickle, 57, wife of the late Bradley Alan Mickle, passed away Friday
September 28, 2018 at the John & Orpha Blair Hospice Residence in Warren, following a three
year long cancer battle. Born February 10, 1961 at Warren General Hospital, Ruthie was the daughter of the late George and Paula Phillips Rodgers.
As a child, Ruthie enjoyed caring for her many pets and traveling with her parents and friends.
She was particularly fond of Virginia Beach, the ocean, and fishing. Before deciding to become
a homemaker, Ruthie had dreamed of working with rescued marine life.
She graduated from Warren Area High School, where she met her husband, Brad. The high
school sweethearts were married on August 1, 1981, lived happily in Warren, and cherished
family vacations to Walt Disney World with their daughter until Brad’s death in 2000.
Ruthie was a dedicated stay-at-home mom, who cared, not only for her own daughter, but was
always there for other children as well. Prior to her cancer diagnosis, she had begun to
research becoming a foster parent. Following her husband’s death, Ruthie worked briefly at the Don Mills Achievement Center before becoming the Bookkeeper at Watson Memorial Home, where she was devoted to the residents and her co-workers for more than a decade. As a hobby, she also spent a few years as a part-time pyrotechnician with Young Explosives Display Fireworks of Rochester, NY. In her spare time, Ruthie enjoyed community service and lovingly arranged the musical accompaniment for Warren’s 4th of July Fireworks each year from 1994-2001. She loved music, movies, fireworks, Walt Disney World, and animals, but, most of all, being a wife and mother. Ruthie is survived by her only child, a daughter, Ariel Mickle of Warren, her pets, Pippin and Lily, her mother-in-law, Patricia Jordan of Warren, a half-sister, Sandy Rodgers Burnett of Florida, as well as a niece and many distant cousins, aunts and uncles.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by a half-brother, George William
Rodgers Jr., and several grandparents, cousins, aunts, and uncles, including her beloved Uncle
Richard “Rick” Scott Johnston, originally of Mt. Jewett, PA.
Friends and family are encouraged to visit the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East St., Warren, PA, for a celebration
of Ruthie’s life at 11:30am on Saturday October 13, 2018.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ruthie’s name to Paws Along the River Humane
Society at 212 Elm St., Warren, PA 16365,, or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105
Ruthie’s family wishes to thank Dr. Valeriy Sedov and the team at the Cancer Care Center in
Warren for their dedication to compassionate treatment and care. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting