Ruth C. Lamb(1925 - 2014)

Ruth C. Lamb

AGE: 88 • Freehold Township

Ruth C. Lamb, 88, a lifetime resident of Freehold, died peacefully at CentraState Medical Center on Sunday, March 16, 2014 with her son, Robert J. Lamb, at her side. She lived her entire life in Freehold, graduating from Freehold Boro High School in 1942. Her family had a truck farm for many years, a place she greatly loved. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Kathryn Collins; her husband, Robert M. Lamb; her longtime companion, George Hope; and her brother, Jack Collins and her sister-in-law, Kay Collins, of Plainwell, Michigan. She is survived by her son, Robert J. Lamb of Freehold; her nephew, Dr. Jack Collins and his wife, Jan Collins; her nephew, Jim Collins; her nephew, Phillip Collins and his wife, Kathy; and her niece, Patricia Hetzler and her companion, Bob, all of Michigan; many great nieces and nephews; her dear friend, Donna Hope; and many loving friends. She retired from City Federal Savings as a bank manager in 1986 after 40 years in the banking industry, after which she became a part-time hostess at Battleground County Club, which she affectionately called her "fun job." She was a lifelong parishioner of St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church in Freehold where she served as a Eucharistic minister, a member of the Sodality, and a member of the St. Rose Court of the Catholic Daughters where she held many offices ending with Grand Regent. She was a past president of the St. Rose Seniors, the Soroptimists, the National Federation of Professional and Business Women, and was a lifelong member of Deborah Heart and Lung Center. She also held many offices in the St. Rose PTA.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated in Ruth's honor at 10 am on Saturday, April 5th, at St. Rose of Lima Church, Freehold. Private burial will follow at St. Rose Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to support the preservation of the one-room West Freehold School House may be made in her memory to the Freehold Township Heritage Society at 189B Wemrock Road, Freehold, NJ 07728. Arrangements are under the direction of the Freeman Funeral Home, Freehold. To share a memory, offer a condolence or find directions, please visit

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Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 23, 2014