JoAnn Carruthers

Obituary of JoAnn Ryman Carruthers

JoAnn Carruthers of State College, PA died on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at the Village at Penn State.

JoAnn was born on June 6, 1929 in Pittsburgh, the daughter of Charles and Margaret Ryman. She was married to the late Donald W. Carruthers, Jr.

JoAnn is survived by her three daughters, Cathy Eisenhuth and her husband Fred of Bloomsburg, Carolyn (Dede) of Bellefonte, and Claudia Loven and her husband Gene of Bellefonte. Three grandchildren and eight great grandchildren also survive.

JoAnn was a Penn State graduate and taught for 25 years in elementary physical education for the State College Area School District. She was a member of the State College Presbyterian Church and was involved in many community activities.

A graveside service for immediate family members will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Donald W. Carruthers, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o the Centre Foundation, 1377 Ridge Master Dr., State College, PA 16803 or online at

Arrangements are under the care of Koch Funeral Home, State College. Online condolences may be made by visiting

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