Ruth Joanna Tippett
November 12, 1927- April 4, 2020
Ruth Joanna (Riley) Tippett, 92, of Dunkirk, passed away April 4, at Anne Arundel Medical Center, in Annapolis, MD. Born November 12, 1927, in Jewell, Maryland, to William Ramsey Riley and Ruth Elizabeth (Johnson) Riley. Ruth was raised in Anne Arundel County and Calvert County, Maryland. She graduated in 1944 from Southern High School. Ruth married Henry Walter Tippett, on July 4, 1945, at St. James Church, in Lothian, MD. They lived in Tracy’s Landing and later moved to Deale and then Croom and settled on their family farm in Dunkirk in 1960. Ruth worked for the telephone company upon completion of her graduation from high school. She later was a true homemaker, raising seven children, and working with Henry on their tobacco farm. Good food was always enjoyed at her home, because Ruth was a very good cook. She loved her flowers and enjoyed caring for them even into her ’90’s. She was a member of St. James’ Episcopal Church for most of her life, until she was not able to attend due to health issues, even teaching Sunday school in her younger days. Music was much enjoyed by Ruth. She listened to country and Christian music.
Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and her brother, William Russell (Buddy) Riley. She is survived by her brother, Joseph R. Riley and wife, Patricia A. (Mauck) Riley; seven children, E. Joanna Mauck and husband, John W. Mauck; Henry W. Tippett and wife, Melissa Tippett; C. Russell Tippett; David R. Tippett and wife, Victoria Tippett; Mary E. Veit and husband, Karl Veit; Beverly A. Imhof and husband, Roger Imhof; and J. Steve Tippett and wife, Mary (Dee) Tippett. She had 18 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Immediate family will hold a private graveside interment at Southern Memorial Gardens in Dunkirk, MD.
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