Two angels kept calling her and she made her entrance to heaven, as gracefully as she carried her life. Our hearts are broken, but she wanted to make Al’s birthday with him.
Ruthie was the most devoted human being to live on earth! She was a devoted mom and grandmother! She always had a smile and never wanted to hurt anyone. She was our “Queen”! She loved her music and could tell you tales of her show-business life in New York. She was a Big Band singer and in many Broadway plays.
She was born in Camden, N.J., to the late John F. Stone and Ester Vautier on May 16, 1919. She was preceded in death by son Al and daughter Jean, granddaughters Lisa and Diane, and by brothers James, Bob, Mick, Jack and Tom Stone.
Surviving are daughters Carol Sims, Plymouth Township; Patricia and her husband, Jeffery Stewart, Bear Creek; daughter-in-law Marion Noto; grandchildren Kelly Eisenhower, Matt Sims, Carina, Marissa and Gigi Noto; Lia and Jeffery Stewart; and Ruth Ann Askew. She also had eight great-grandchildren; brothers Harry, Pat and Len Stone; her companion, Marge Evans; and dear friends Joanne and Tony; cats Hoby and Dolly.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 8:30 a.m. from the Kopicki Funeral Home, 263 Zerby Ave., Kingston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. in St. Vincent’s Church. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Annunciation Cemetery, Pringle.
Friends may call Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.