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Ruth H. Jelinek

AGE: 96 • Pawleys Island, SC

Ruth Helen Jelinek of Pawleys Island, SC, died peacefully on March 23, 2016. Ruth was a graduate of Conrad High School in Wilmington, Delaware and was a longtime member of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church.

Ruth was a mom and housewife who enjoyed oil painting. Her talent for painting and desire to learn was fostered by several years of studying under Ed Loper, a renowned painter.

Ruth is predeceased by her husband Arthur G. Jelinek and sister Dorothy Gornowski. She is survived by Laurie and Robert Calderhead of Trinity, FL; Jeffrey Jelinek of Claymont, DE; Brian and Sharon Jelinek of Pawleys Island, SC. Also mourning her loss are her grandchildren, Mark and Pam Roman of Wilmington, DE; Mercedes Jelinek of Penland, NC, and Leandra Jelinek of Greenville, SC.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 17 at 11 am at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 2800 Duncan Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808. Ruth and her husband's cremains will be buried in the adjoining memorial garden following the service.

In lieu of flowers, consider making a donation to St. Barnabas Episcopal Church.
Published in The News Journal from June 12 to June 14, 2016
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