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Ruth Alice Rowles

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Ruth Alice Rowles Obituary
Age 72, Bethany Beach, DE and formerly of Arlington, VA, died Saturday, November 27, 2010 at home. She was born in Wilmington, DE and was the daughter of the late Earl Edward and Alice Syster (Kwick) Rowles.
She had previously worked for the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce and also was a volunteer for the Friends of the Bethany Beach Library. She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Bethany Beach. Before moving to Bethany Beach, she had volunteered for Arlington Hospital and was a charter member of the Arlington Lawyers Wives.
She is survived by two sons, Michael H. Doherty (Jinny) of Fairfax, VA and Daniel E. Doherty of Alexandria, VA; a daughter, Sharon D. Harris (Steve) of Berryville, VA; her soulmate, Donald L. Donaway of Bethany Beach; 5 grandchildren, Keith Bryden (Amanda), Jennifer Bryden, Kelly Bryden, Jake Harris and Austin Harris; 3 great-grandchildren, Jaiden White, Jordyn White and McKenzie Spicer; 3 cousins, Nancy Hagstrom, Newlin Kean and Neal Kean.
She was preceded in death by a son, Steven E. Doherty and a brother, Edward E. Rowles.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 am on Tuesday, November 30 at St. Ann Catholic Church in Bethany Beach with Father David Kelley officiating. Friends may call on Monday from 5 to 7 pm at Hastings Funeral Home in Selbyville. Burial will be held on Wednesday at Fairfax Memorial Park in Fairfax, VA.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Delaware Hospice, Non-Profit, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.
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Published in The News Journal on Nov. 29, 2010
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