Obituary of Ruth Pearl Jones:
Ruth Pearl Jones, 88, of Millsboro, DE passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 3, 2019, surrounded by her loving family and in the care of Vitas Hospice at her home. She was born on April 24, 1931 to the late John and Caroline Stoltzfus Ennis in Westover, Maryland. Ruth was one of those wonderful American mothers, who married her beloved husband, Charles Jones and together they co-owned a farm, and Ruth managed raising a family, tended farm chores, remained devoted to her family – and somehow found time to serve as a nurse for babies, and be a distributor for Shaklee products, rising to being a supervisor. She attended Shiloh Community Church in Laurel, DE. Her great pride was that she met her husband on the Prominade at Carey’s Camp. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and enjoyed singing hymns. And she was an excellent home maker. Her beloved husband Charles preceded her in 1983.
Ruth is survived by five children: Jean Handy (Roger) of Millsboro; Allen Jones (Linda) of Millsboro; Michael Jones (Daphne) also of Millsboro; Janice Ciampo (William) of Frankford; and Teresa Zeitler, also of Millsboro. Ruth also has two sisters: Mary Stoltzfus, of Buhl, Idaho; and Sarah Criswell, of Nottingham, PA. Her legacy is a bountiful number of her cherished grandchildren: 17 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a daughter Carol Ann Jones in 1956 and two brothers John and Henry Ennis.
A Memorial Service and Celebration of Her Life will be held at Discover Church, 406 South Bedford St., Georgetown, DE with Pastor Curtis Jones officiating. The service will be held on October 12, 2019 at 2:00 PM.
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