Ruth S. Stockton

Published 4:59 pm Thursday, April 12, 2012

It is with great sadness that the family of Ruth Settle Stockton announces her peaceful passing on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at Autumn Care of Saluda. Born April 2, 1923 in Campobello, Ruth lived a long and productive life, and especially enjoyed her years in Tryon and Charlotte, N.C. She loved flowers, cats, ice cream, doll collections, sewing, gardening and traveling.
Ruth will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Caroline Stockton Krause, and her son-in-law, Barry Krause, of Vancouver, Canada; by her niece and guardian, Diane McClellan of Columbus; by her sisters, Rosemary Mills and Aurelia Horne, also of Autumn Care; by her sister, Arvilla Smith, of Tryon; and by her many nieces, nephews and friends in North and South Carolina.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, Rose and Keifer Settle of Gowansville.
A celebratory memorial service will be held at McFarland’s Funeral Chapel, 54 McFarland Drive, Tryon, on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at 2 p.m., with Dr. Darryl E. Maxwell officiating, with reception and burial in Polk Memorial Gardens to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Drive, Columbus, N.C. 28722.
An online guest register is available at
McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.

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