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Ruth Olive Kingsley Broughton, 98, of Castle Hayne, passed away peacefully, with her family and friends by her side, on Monday, January 28, 2013, at Liberty Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born in Victor, NY, on May 2, 1914, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Alice Doolittle Kingsley. She was of the Methodist Faith and attended Wrightsboro United Methodist Church. Mrs. Broughton was very artistic and enjoyed baking cakes, cookies, and sweet rolls. Her wedding cakes created lasting memories for many young couples and inspired others to follow in her footsteps. She loved gardening and won many blue ribbons at the annual fair. Mrs. Broughton had the gift of making everyone smile.

Surviving, are a daughter, Nancy L. Broughton (Ed Lamica) of Castle Hayne, NC; a son, William D. "Bill" Broughton (Denise) of Castile, NY; a sister, Olive Ohelbeck of Henrietta, NY; a brother, Ralph Kingsley (Aline) of Victor, NY; three grandchildren, Melissa Popielinski (Bill) of Delevan, NY, Christopher Fleischman of Newark, NY, Olivia Broughton of Castile, NY; and four great-grandchildren, Jared, Nicholas, Leanne, and Michael. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Urlin E. Broughton; three sisters, Florence Keefe, Grace Pierce, Marian Kingsley; and two brothers, Ray Kingsley and Walt Kingsley.

She will be greatly missed by all of her special friends and staff at Adult Day Services of Wilmington.

A memorial service will be 11 am Saturday, February 2, 2013, at Wrightsboro United Methodist Church; 3300 N. Kerr Avenue; Wilmington, with Rev. Dr. Jerry Jackson and Rev. Lynn Wall officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the church.

Memorials may be made to Adult Day Services of Wilmington, 220 Avondale Ave. Suite 103, Wilmington, NC 28403.

Please share memories and condolences to the family at

Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. (910) 791-9099

Online condolences at

Published in the Wilmington Star-News from Jan. 30 to Jan. 31, 2013
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