Ruth Bovee

January 19, 1926 — March 25, 2018

Ruth Bovee

Ruth Matone Bovee

Late of Wilmington, passed away at her home of 67 years on Sunday, March 25, 2018 surrounded by her family. She was 92 years of age.

Ruth was born in Wilmington, January 19, 1926 and educated in Wilmington, graduating in the class of 1943. Ruth Louise was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Anna Matone. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald C. Bovee (1995); a son, David C. Bovee (2001), and a sister Annabelle Roeder (2012).

Ruth was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and a good friend of the First United Methodist Church in Wilmington.

She is survived by a daughter, Gayle (Donald W.) Robinson; two grandchildren, Ruth Ann (Jeff) Henson and Brian D. Robinson; six great grandchildren: Benjamin, Logan, Jeffery, Anna Grace, Heather and Megan; a brother-in-law, Stan Roeder; one nephew, Stanton (Sandy) Roeder, and a great niece, Kelsie, all of Wilmington.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road in Wilmington. Private family funeral services will follow with Reverend Harriette Cross officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Wilmington.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Ruth’s name to the First Presbyterian Church or First United Methodist Church in Wilmington.

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Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. (815-476-2181)

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