Ruth Helen (Limper) Sculthorpe
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AGE: 91 • Jackson, MI
Ruth Helen (Limper) Sculthorpe, of Countryside Manor, Jackson, MI, went home to be with the Lord Monday, Nov. 19, 2012 at the age of 91. She was the daughter of Ernest and Lena (Ernst) Limper, born June 1, 1921 in Maspeth, Long Island, NY. Mrs. Sculthorpe was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Sculthorpe, February 18, 2008, and her parents. She is survived by two children, daughter, Bonnie Jean (Carl) Rigge of Jerome, MI; son, Dale Raymond (Donna Brase) Sculthorpe of La Mesa, CA; two grandchildren, Julia Rigge, and Lauren (Troy) Clarke; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Marion and N.E. Macpherson of Vineland, NJ; many nieces and nephews. She was a member of Garden Club, Craft Club, and Oceanport Historical Society. She collaborated on a book about regional history. She was involved in making hundreds of Easter baskets for underprivileged children and seniors through Monmouth County Family and Children Services. She was an award-winning floral designer and had a Christmas arrangement featured in a calendar. She was an avid nature lover and a member of many conservation and animal welfare societies. She and her husband travelled extensively, including to Alaska and the Artic Circle. She enjoyed entertaining family and friends.
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 23 until her celebration of life service at 11 a.m. at Watson Funeral Chapel, Reverend Richard Brooks officiating. Interment Somerset Cemetery. Memorial contributions for those who wish may be made to the charity of ones choice.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Nov. 22, 2012