Ruth B. Chiola SULLIVANS ISLAND - Ruth B. Chiola, age 85, of Sullivan's Island, SC, died Monday, January 7, 2013, She was born on January 4, 1928 in Charleston, SC the daughter of John and Mary "Mamie" Bevis. Ruth, a native Charlestonian, graduated from Bishop England High School. She volunteered as a bus driver for Stella Maris School and also worked for the US Postal Service on Sullivan's Island until retirement. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Ercole "Ark" P. Chiola; their children, John Chiola, Sr. (Jean), Patty Watson (Doug), Kathy Raymond (Buck); and eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; her brothers, Alfred Bevis, Charles Bevis and James Bevis and her sister, Mary Gormley. Ruth is predeceased by her two sons, Michael P. Chiola (Debby) and Anthony Chiola; her brothers, John H. Bevis, Lawrence Bevis, Bernard Bevis (Mary); her sisters, Mildred Gregg, Frances Grube, and Sister Emmanuel (Janie Bevis) The family will receive friends on January 9, 2013 from 5-7PM with the Rosary beginning at 5PM at McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant Chapel. Liturgy of Christian Burial will be at 12 Noon on January 10 at Stella Maris Catholic Church, Sullivan's Island. Committal and Farewell will follow at Mt. Pleasant Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions can be made in Ruth's honor if desired to Trident Area Agency on Aging, 4450 Leeds Place West, Suite B, North Charleston, SC 29405 (online giving accepted at tridentaaa.org) or Hospice of Charleston, 4975 La Cross Road, Charleston, SC 29406. Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at www.mcalister-smith.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to MCALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, MT. PLEASANT CHAPEL, 1520 RIFLE RANGE ROAD, MT. PLEASANT, SC 29464. (843) 884-3833. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston
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Published in Charleston Post & Courier on Jan. 9, 2013