WHITLEDGE, Ruth E., 92 of Tampa, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on February 20, 2013. She was born in Webster County, Kentucky and was a Tampa resident since 1959. She owned Ruth Whitledge Beauty Shop and was a hair stylist for 30 yrs. She attended First Baptist Church of Land O'Lakes. She was a faithful and dedicated family woman with a kind and nurturing spirit. She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 yrs., Aubrey Whitledge; brother, Walter Ray; two sisters, Margaret Faulkner and Lois Scheffer. She will be greatly missed by her devoted family, daughter, Martha Dalfino and her husband, Daniel J. of Lutz and daughter, Mary German and her husband, Bill of Oregon; three grandsons, Stephen Dalfino, Michael German, and Mark German; two great-grandchildren, Braelyn German and Connor German; six nieces and two nephews, and a special cousin, Prentice Sutton. Visitation will be Saturday Feb. 23 from 2 p.m.-3 p.m. at Garden of Memories Funeral Home. Dr. David Peterson, Pastor of The First Baptist Church of Land O'Lakes will officiate the funeral service at 3 p.m. followed by burial at Garden of Memories Cemetery.
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Published in TBO.com on Feb. 22, 2013