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Ruth E. (Laughlin) Moore  

Ruth E. (Laughlin) Moore

Ruth E. (Laughlin) Moore, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 20, 2016.

Born in Derry, PA, Ruth was the only child of the late Henry and Margaret Laughlin and grew up on a dairy farm. She was a decorated equestrian and spent her youth and early adulthood competing on her beloved horse, Carnation.

Ruth was a wonderful cook and a gracious host of many family gatherings. She was a member of the New Castle Presbyterian Church where she volunteered and enjoyed attending the Noon Circle. Ruth was a Road to Recovery volunteer providing transportation for cancer patients and was a longtime volunteer for Meals on Wheels. She was a generous donor to many charities, an avid reader and crossword puzzle enthusiast. She also enjoyed gardening and watching the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. Ruth worked in the insurance industry for many years before retiring, then often spent winters in Florida. Her dog, Sammy, was her constant companion and devoted friend.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, David A. Moore. She is survived by her brother-in-law, Thomas Moore and sister-in-law, Regina (Moore) Brainard. She will be dearly missed by many friends and family members, especially her niece, Marcella (Moose) Brainard.

A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Friday morning, September 23, 2016 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation will be held from 10 am until 11 am. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.

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  1. Beth Abbott, September 21, 2016

    Pretty Aunt Ruth,

    As a child I was lucky to have a close-knit family that would often make occasions to gather. Happy memories of Aunt Ruth’s welcoming personality, her lady-like manner, her beauty and charm fill my mind as her passing reminds me how wonderful my childhood was due to family that included her. Heaven gets a Graceful Angel in Ruth Moore.

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