Ruth Bernadette Skelley
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AGE: 79 • Townsend
Ruth Bernadette Skelley, 79 of Townsend, DE peacefully passed away on Saturday, April 26, 2014.
Ruth was born on March 19, 1935, daughter of the late Joseph and Rosanna Skelley. Ms Skelley retired as an assistant vice president from the Wilmington Trust Company in 1997 where she was proud to work for over 40 years.
She travelled the United States and Europe with her dear friend, Anne Freebery. Ruth enjoyed driving, taking long rides in the country and stopping for ice cream along the way. Her favorite flavor was butter pecan.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Charles and Joseph, her sisters, Ann, Rose, Rita, and twin sister, Mary and her nephew, Joseph B. Walther.
She is survived by her niece, Grace (Walther) and her husband, James "Butch" W. Miller with whom she lived for 40 years, her great nephews, Jim and John Miller, and her great-great niece, Maura E. Miller; her nephew, Edward S. Walther, III and many nieces, nephews and great and great-great nieces and nephews. She was everyone's "Aunt Ruth".
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 1 at 11 am at the Doherty Funeral Home, 1900 Delaware Ave., Wilmington, where friends may visit from 10-11. Burial will be in Cathedral Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wilmington Hospital Center for Rehabilitation, 501 E. 14th St., Wilmington, DE 19801.
To send condolences, visit:
302 652 6811
Doherty Funeral Homes - Delaware Avenue
1900 Delaware Avenue Wilmington, DE 19806
Published in The News Journal from Apr. 29 to Apr. 30, 2014