A photo of Ruth Ann McGhee

Ruth Ann McGhee

July 11, 1931 - July 14, 2020

Ruth Ann McGhee, age 89, of Hockessin, DE, formally of Bear, DE, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 14, 2020.

Born in Mill Creek, WV on July 11, 1931, she was a daughter of the late R. Edwin Pingley and Hilda (Board) Everson. She graduated from A.I. DuPont High School Class of ’49 and was part of the State of Delaware Nursing Program. Ruth Ann worked as a nurse and receptionist, along with her biggest job being the sidekick for Clarence’s love for antique and classic cars. But to her the most important job was being Mom and Mommom. She was a member of many different antique and classic auto clubs, and enjoyed traveling the country in search of cars and parts along with attending shows and cruises. Along her way she met and made many life long friends.

In addition to her parents, Ruth Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence; siblings, Kenneth and Beth; and grandson, Jason. Ruth Ann is survived by her children, Dale McGhee, Jim McGhee (Deb), Barbara Gillespie (John), Cindy Langshaw (Rick) and Steven McGhee (Debbie); brother, Donald Pingley; grandchildren, Eric, Brendan, Dawn, Cheryl, Katie and Patrick; 4 great grandchildren; and many loved nieces and nephews. Special thanks to “the girls” and all who helped with her care along with the kindness and love they gave her.

All services will be held privately. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ruth Ann’s memory to Meals on Wheels, 100 West 10th Street, Suite 207, Wilmington, DE 19801.

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  • That is a wonderful picture of Ruth Ann McGhee. It shows the sweet smile she had. She was a joy to be around and she will be missed dearly. Her Lizzy Lou.

  • To the McGhee family, so very sorry for your loss. I only knew Clarence and Ruth and Cindi and Rick and kids because of the car club. But I am truly grateful for the friendship we had,be it on the tarmac or in our homes. They were real people and a blessing for me in the last years of Ozz’s life. Ruth was a lovely caring lady who I will remember fondly.

  • Miss Ruth, I remember your days at Good Shepherd Baptist Church and your pretty church outfits. You and Zoey both had an affinity for polka dots and you gave her one of your polka-dot scarves. Your beautiful smile was a blessing. Rest in peace, in the presence of Jesus.
    Love,
    Cheri, Ed and Zoey