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Ruth Elizabeth Musolff

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HENDERSONVILLE - Ruth Elizabeth Musolff, 85, of Hendersonville, NC passed away peacefully at The Elizabeth House on July 19, 2013. Born in Amsterdam, New York on February 23, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Mary (Donnelly) and Harry A. Musolff. Her brother, Harry I. Musolff, preceded her in death.

Ruth is survived by her sister Beverly (Musolff) Fredericks of Hendersonville, NC and her sister-inlaw Lois (Anderson) Musolff of West Hills, CA. She was greatly loved by her nieces and their families Kathleen (Fredericks) and Lewis Moore of Simpsonville, SC, Cheryl (Musolff) and Ray Caligiuri of Beaverton, OR, Christine (Musolff) and Dave Durno of Grand Junction, Co., and Carla (Musolff) and Robbie Palacio of West Hills, CA as well as her nephews and their families Karl and Susan Fredericks of Ft. Myers, FL and Garry and Jane Fredericks of Lexington, SC. Ruth will also be deeply missed by many cousins, great and greatgreat nieces and nephews, and long time cherished friends and neighbors of the Grimesdale community. Upon graduating from Amsterdam Senior High School, Ruth began a 25 year career, first as a telephone operator in New York, later retiring as a district manager in Florida, within the Southern Bell Telephone Company. After moving to NC in 1980 she worked for JC Penney.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, August 3rd at 1 p.m. in the Brunson Chapel of First United Methodist Church, 204 Sixth Avenue West, Hendersonville, NC 28739. The family will receive visitors following the service.

In lieu of flowers, Ruth requested that memorials be made in her honor to The Elizabeth House (Four Seasons Hospice, 581 South Allen Road Flat Rock, NC 28731) or First United Methodist Church (204 Sixth Avenue West, Hendersonville, NC 28739).

An online register book is available by visiting www.thosshepherd.com. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Times-News from July 31 to Aug. 1, 2013
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