Ruth Marjorie (Foster) Mullins, age 92 died on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at Kindred transitional Care in Franklin. Born May 4, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Joseph E. and Ida (Roberts) Foster. A veteran of WWII, she served in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps as a Pharmacist Mate. Ruth was extremely proud of her military service. She is listed on the rolls of the Women's War Memorial in Washington, D.C. As Ruth always said, "I served two years, eight months and 5 days." She was stationed at NOB Norfolk, VA, when a truckload of ordnance exploded causing massive damage and leveling the building she was in. The cause of the explosion was never determined. Although severely injured, Ruth remained on duty treating the injured and the dying. For this action she was cited and commended. After her retirement, Ruth served as Post Commander of American Legion Post 208, Millis, MA. Ruth worked for the Millis Senior Center until age 90 (she lied about her age); and was a member of the 130 Club in Millis. She was also a member of the Pocahontas Club in Wareham, MA. Ruth passed away of natural causes in the presence of her family. Her husband, Edward Jerome, also a veteran of WWII, died in 1985. Ruth and Edward lived in Needham, MA, for many years. She is survived by her brother, John Bell of North Carolina; her children Jerome, Kathleen, Timothy, Thomas and James; her grandchildren, Robert, Sean, Sarah, Jessica, Michelle, Mark, Michael and Steven; and numerous nieces and nephews. Ruth will be buried in the Needham Cemetery next to her husband and with her parents and other family close by. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Millis Senior Center, or to the Whitcomb House in Milford, MA. To share a memory of Ruth please visit www.eatonfuneralhomes.com
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Published in The Country Gazette from Apr. 14 to Apr. 21, 2012