RALEIGH - Ruth Oleta Lineberger, 47, of 2524 Brook Crossing Circle, Raleigh, NC was born in the Wilton Community of southern Granville County, NC, to Rev. and Mrs. James W. Lineberger Jr. on January 14, 1965. She died at Rex Healthcare Emergency Department on January 13, 2013, of massive systems failure!
She was educated in Cary Elementary, Middle and High Schools. She graduated at the head of her class from the Amarillo Branch of the University of Texas with an AA degree as a Certified Pharmacy Technician.
In her public school years she was an accomplished cake decorator, noted especially for her skill and ingenuity in creating cakes for children! She and her mother operated a very successful wedding catering business in which creating unusual wedding cakes was her specialty! In school, she often substituted a highly decorated cake on the subject for an essay assignment, much to the students' and teacher's enjoyment! These efforts always gained her an "A" grade!
Even totally disabled, she operated her Jenome 350 Embroidery Sewing Machine on which she became especially skilled in using metallic thread! Using this, she created many beautiful, award-winning pieces of embroidery. A shirt or a jacket decorated by her was an item to be treasured as an heirloom!
She enjoyed giving, even when it was a sacrifice! And she especially enjoyed her poodles, toy and tea cup! Her favorite charity was the annual "mission to the Navaho Indians and their animals" in Arizona conducted by the NC State Chapter of the Christian Veterinary Mission, led by Dr. Paige Wages.
Through the years her loving spirit, her giving nature and her kind spirit, set her apart! She will be truly missed by her parents, her dog Wiggles and her friends Teresa, Barbara and Jennifer.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 16, 2013, at First United Methodist Church of Cary, 117 S. Academy Street, Cary, NC 27511. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at a reception to be held in the Marti Bell Room in the Templeton Building at the church and other times at the home. A private inurnment will be held at a later date at Montlawn Memorial Park.
Memorials may be sent to Christian Veterinary Mission, c/o Dr. Paige Wages, Oberlin Animal Hospital, 1216 Oberlin Road, Raleigh, NC 27608.
Condolences may be sent to www.BrownWynneCary.com.