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Eva Ruth Jones

AGE: 86 • Wilmington

Eva Ruth Jones, age 86, passed away peacefully on December 9, 2016 with her loving family by her side. Born in Newark, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Lois Blackburn.

Raised in Coatesville, Ruth had graduated from Unionville High School Class of 1948, then attended Goldey Beacom College. Before marrying and starting her family, she was a secretary at DuPont for many years. Ruth was an amazing cook and homemaker, specializing in fresh farm to table country cooking. While raising her children, she enjoyed working at the Sears Fashion Center for over 30 years.

In her spare time, Ruth loved flower gardening and landscaping her beautiful yard. She enjoyed shopping and was always "dressed to the nines". Ruth treasured vacationing with her family at their place on Chincoteague Island. She also enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and encryption to keep her mind sharp.

Ruth was "the glue" to her family. She will be remembered for her love of her family, which she loved to express through cooking for them, doting on her grandchildren, and her easy going nature.

Ruth is survived by her beloved husband of 62 years, Billy B. Jones; her daughter, Sharon Lee Scotolati and her husband, Steven; her daughter-in-law, Geraldine Jones; and her 3 grandchildren, Ryan and Jordan Scotolati and Rebecca Lee Jones. She was predeceased by her son, Douglas Jones, as well as her brother, Thomas "Pete" Blackburn, Jr.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the entire staff of Kentmere Nursing Home for their compassion and care of Ruthie.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, December 15 from 4:30 to 6 PM at Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808, where a Celebration of Ruth's life will begin at 6 PM. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the , 240 N. James St., Newport, DE 19804 or Faithful Friends, 12 Germay Dr., Wilmington, DE 19804.

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Published in The News Journal from Dec. 11 to Dec. 13, 2016
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