Ruby S. Figgatt
June 14, 1923-October 9, 2017
Ruby S. Figgatt, age 94, of Smyrna, DE passed away on Monday, October 9, 2017.
Born in Philadelphia, PA on June 14, 1923, she was a daughter of the late Charles H. and Olivia S. (Lathbury) McDowell. Ruby made her career as an assembly worker at the former Westvaco in Newark and retired from Greenville Country Club as a housekeeper.
In her leisure time, she enjoyed crocheting, reading and writing in her bible and journals, and traveling. Above all else, Ruby loved entertaining and spending time with her family.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her first husband, Clarence E. Ramsey, Sr.; second husband, Harold Lewis Figgatt; children, Clarence E. Ramsey, Jr., Wayne Ramsey, Linda S. Scott; and step children, Keith Figgatt and Ronnie Figgatt. Ruby is survived by her son, Jan Wade Ramsey; sisters, Geneva L. Holcomb (Robert) and Betty E. Baynard; step children, Donald Figgatt (Mary Jo) and Sue Tjaden (Doug); 26 grandchildren; and many many great grandchildren.
A visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday evening, October 19, 2017 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm followed by a memorial service at 7:30 pm. Inurnment will be held at 10:00 am on Friday morning, October 20, 2017 in the Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE 19720.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Christiana Hospital Stroke Program, 47650 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19713 or to the Sunday Breakfast Mission, 110 Poplar Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.