Ruth Ann Lynch Workman of Millsboro passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 20, 2020. She was 89.
Ruth was born in Bayard, Delaware and was the daughter of Vernon and Elsie Powell Lynch. She had two brothers, Jack Lynch (Betty) and Donald Lynch (Jean). She was the beloved wife of Ralph Workman. Ruth and Ralph were married for over sixty-two years and lived in Sussex Country their entire lives.
Ruth attended Goldey-Beacom College after high school and then worked as a secretary for Murray’s Feed Company for several years. She also enjoyed substitute teaching for the Indian River School District and helping out in the office with the family farming business when needed.
Ruth was a homemaker for most of her life and her family was most important to her. She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, and grandmother. Ruth also had many close friends in the neighborhood on River Drive where she and Ralph lived for fifty-eight years. Ruth was an excellent cook as her children, grandchildren, and nieces and nephews can attest! She and Ralph also enjoyed the local restaurants on the weekends. She was a progressive thinker, inspiring her three daughters to be independent, and education was a priority to her. Ruth and Ralph loved to travel and had many favorite destinations.
Ruth was predeceased by her parents, Vernon and Elsie, her husband Ralph, her brother Donald, and her sister-in-law Betty. She is survived by her brother Jack, her sister-in-law Jean, her three daughters and sons-in-law, Patti and Fred Paleen of Hockessin, Rita and Bryan Lookup of Rehoboth Beach, and Kathi and John Marshall of Wilmington, her six grandchildren Joe and Sam Paleen, Sarah and Brandt Lookup, and Jack and Paige Marshall, and many nieces and nephews on both sides of the family that were very special to her.
Because of COVID restrictions, the viewing and funeral service will be private with interment following at Millsboro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the American Kidney Fund, www.kidneyfund.org, or to a charity of your choice. A Celebration of Ruth’s Life will be held during 2021 once COVID restrictions have been lifted.
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