MEBANE - Mrs. Ruth Elizabeth McClain Lippincott, 93, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Alamance House in Burlington.
Ruth was born in West Palm Beach, Fla., Jan. 16, 1920. Ruth moved to Mebane in 1996 to be close to her daughter, son-in-law and grandsons.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Seward Edward (Ted) Lippincott; parents, Riley Ernest McClain and Marie von Behren McClain; and sisters, Ida May Smith and Barbara Geisel.
She is survived by two daughters, Ruth Wentworth of San Manuel, Ariz., and Lorraine Garrison (Mike) of Mebane; three grandsons, Shane Garrison (Carrie) of Liberty, Drue Garrison of Charlotte, Stewart Garrison (Kari) of Sevierville, Tenn.; stepgranddaughter, Angela Norton of West Plains, Miss.; and five great-grandchildren, Mara and Jaina Garrison of Liberty, Lucas, Ellery and Beckett Garrison of Sevierville, Tenn.; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Ruth was an elementary school teacher in Palm Beach County for over 27 years. After a few years of retirement she embarked on a second career as a medical secretary/assistant for the next 19 years.
Union Congregational Church in West Palm Beach was Ruth's home church for 76 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Mebane and taught Sunday School at both churches for 65 years. Ruth had a servant's heart and she loved people and her church. She was a regular blood and apheresis donor for over 60 years and was also a Red Cross volunteer.
The family expresses heartfelt thanks to the staff of Homeplace and Alamance House for their loving care of Ruth and also to the very special staff at Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance-Caswell who have so lovingly attended to her needs.
A memorial celebration of life service will be held Saturday, July 20 at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Mebane. Interment will be in West Palm Beach, Fla.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church, 301 S. Third Street, Mebane; or, Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance-Caswell.
Online condolences may be made at www.mcclurefuneralservice.net