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Ruth Ann Metzger

June 1, 1947 — February 16, 2024

Charleston, SC

Ruth Ann Metzger

Ruth Ann Metzger, 76, of Charleston, SC, passed away on Friday, February 16, 2024.

Born on June 1, 1947, in Johnstown, PA, she was the daughter of the late Catherine Ruth Hayes Herdman and Donald Wayne Herdman. 

Ruth had a 16-year career as a meeting planner with the Building Owners and Managers Association, International, in Washington, DC; is a lifetime member of Girl Scouts USA, and was the first Board Chair of the Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina. 

Ruth is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, James Metzger; daughter, Amy Piazza; son, Brian Metzger; seven grandchildren; and three siblings. 

Inurnment will take place at 10:30 AM on Monday, April 1, 2024, at Mepkin Abbey, 1098 Mepkin Abbey Road, Moncks Corner, Sc 29461.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina, 7257 Cross Country Rd, Charleston, SC 29418.

Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to McAlister-Smith Funeral and Cremation, 2501 Bees Ferry Road, Charleston, SC 29414, (843) 722-8371. 
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