Ruth Faust, age 96, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on December 6, 2013 with her family by her side.
Born in Philadelphia, she graduated from Collingdale High School. Ruth was married to Robert Faust, her high school sweetheart, for 71 years until his death in 2009. Together they opened and operated Colonial Rug and Carpet Co. for 46 years. Ruth also ran the Gift Shop at the Methodist Country House for 35 years. An accomplished artist, Ruth studied with Frank Schoonover for several years. Ruth was a member of Aldersgate Methodist Church for over 60 years.
Ruth is survived by a daughter, Susan of Arizona, and a son, Robert of Oregon.
A memorial service will be held at Forwood Manor, 912 Marsh Rd., Wilmington, DE 19810, in the Independent Living Room on Saturday, December 14 at 2 p.m. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made in Ruth's name to the Sunday Breakfast Mission, 110 N. Poplar St. Wilmington, DE 19801.www.mccreryandharra.com