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Ruth Betts

d. September 10, 2011

Ruth K. Betts

Of Frederica, went to be with her Heavenly Father, on Saturday, September 10, 2011 in her home.

Ruth was born on April 11, 1921 in Felton, daughter of the late Henry and Maude (Bostick) Kelling.

After retiring from many years at Family Court, Mrs. Betts enjoyed cooking and baking but mostly the time she spent with her family.

She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Frederica; a member and Past Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star Kent Chapter No. 9; a member of the Murderkill Lions Club and the Frederica Senior Center.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Benjamin B. Betts, to whom she was married for 71 years and by her brother, Robert S. Kelling.

She is survived by three children; Bonnie B. Jester and her husband Ronald of Harrington; Marsha K. LeDuc and her husband Donald of Frederica and Benjamin Burton Betts, Jr. and his wife Deane of Frederica; 9 granddaughters; Tamara Brandner, Dayna Griffith, Rhonda Papke, Tracy Durham, Bobbie LeDuc, Leo LeDuc, Amy Kouse, Shannon LeDuc and Lynn Hauer; 2 grandsons; Benjamin B. Betts, III and Luke LeDuc; 13 great-granddaughters, 16 great-grandsons, 7 great-great granddaughters, 2 great-great grandsons and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at Manship Chapel, 4912 Burnite Mill Rd, Felton, where friends may call one hour prior.

Burial will be held in Barratts Chapel Cemetery, Frederica.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to the Trinity United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 4, Frederica, DE, 19946 or to Delaware Hospice, Kent County, 911 S. DuPont Hwy, Dover, DE, 19901.

(09/12/11)


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