Ruth Lynn Cage
April 10, 1949 - April 16, 2019
Ruth Lynn Cage, age 70, of Delaware City, DE, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Wilmington, DE on April 10, 1949, she was a daughter of the late William and Elizabeth (Brauch) McConlogue. Ruth graduated from Dickinson High School and worked as a Pharmacy Tech for Christiana Healthcare, retiring after 24 years of dedicated service.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Kimberly Cage. Ruth is survived by her son, William “Chris” Cage; siblings, Betty Jane Helms (Charles), Gary McConlogue (Helen) and Carol Powell (Edward); grandchildren, Stephen, Tre, Jalen, Jaliere and Jamiere; great grandson, Stephen, Jr.; and nieces and nephews, Amy, Shannon, Jason, Lauren, Lindsay, Kathryn, Jennie and Gary.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 7 pm on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a Celebration of Life will begin at 7 pm. Interment will be held privately.
6 Condolences for Ruth Lynn Cage
My sincere condolences to the family of Ruth. Many fond memories of our youthful days at school, running around together, and the crazy years at Johnson’s Pharmacy, what a blast, a fun girl to be with. My heart is sore over her passing, I never got to tell her how sorry i was.
Rest in peace sweetheart, until the next step. May our Mighty One bless the sweet girl who spoke of roses.
Love you Ruthie,
Annie Stanford- Ellerbe
Sending my condolences to Chris,my Nephew’s Stephen and Tre I will continue to keep y’all in my prayers.
Rest well, Ruth. You were a beacon of hope & light for us all. You will be dearly missed.
Chris: My sincerest Sympathy for you and your family during this difficult time. You are in my prayers.
“Death does leave a Heartache that no one can heal. But, Love leaves a memory, that no one can steal”
RIP Ruth and GOD BLESS YOU! You will be missed. I hope you have many hours of good gossip/chat with Barb.
Your Mom was an amazing lady,
and I feel privileged to know her.
I know you will miss her deeply.
I’ll be keeping you and her
in my thoughts and prayers.
Sharing some remembrances of Ruth….
After dropping Christopher off at work, she’d arrive at least 15 minutes early for her shift, usually wearing freshly ironed scrubs, after having done at least 1 load of laundry.
For years she only ever drank diet Pepsi to keep her girlish figure. She drank it all day long and never had anything else, no coffee, no tea, no water, and no milk. In fact, she claimed drinking water would kill her. When she finally switched to drinking regular Pepsi, she drank just as much and never gained an ounce.
She loved her sweet treats and snacks like butterscotch krimpets, nutterbutter or oreo cookies and rice pudding. She always had something stashed away just in case and she always shared if you wanted something.
She was a great person to split a lunch with because she hardly ate anything. Even if she claimed to love whatever it was we were having she only ever ate a few bites. It was usually more like an 80-20 split. If she got fried chicken for lunch, she would take the skin and bones and leave me all the meat.
She loved and lived for her children and grandchildren. She dedicated her life to taking care of everyone else around her. She made sure everyone got to work and school and the doctor and the dentist.
She loved yard sales and would dress up to get the best deals by wearing her holiest clothes, raggedy footwear and removing her teeth.
She was always cold and often wore her winter coat throughout her entire shift. I think she thought everyone else was also freezing, when Stephan and Tre were little they always had multiple layers on and every outfit began with a onesie. She brought Stephan and Tre to a hot summer Fourth of July pool party wearing onesies under their shorts and T-shirts. I didn’t even know you could buy onesies that were big enough to fit boys that old. I bet they went to their first day of school with a onesie under their T-shirt, under their school shirt with a zipped up jacket on top.
She was super proud of her grandkids and brought in their school pictures to show off every year.
She made sure everyone had a home and welcomed everyone into her home. At different times over the years, two different neighbor’s sons lived in her house. She had a small house, but she found a way to make room for anyone if they really needed it.
She was very funny and had a wickedly sarcastic sense of humor. She often found a way to get people to laugh hysterically at things that really shouldn’t have been funny.
I know she struggled through some very difficult situations. I have no doubt that she always did her best to take care of everyone around her. I believe she wished she could have done more, especially for kids, grandkids and great-grandson, but I’m absolutely sure that she loved everyone one of them will all her heart.
I extend my deepest sympathies to all her boys. May her love for you all continue to be present in your lives.