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Ruth Spruill Schwanke

January 11, 1934 December 11, 2018
Ruth Spruill Schwanke
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Ruth Spruill Schwanke, 84, of Plymouth died Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at Three Rivers Health & Rehabilitation Center in Windsor.

Born January 11, 1934 in Washington County she was the daughter of the late Nattie Warren Spruill and Lizzie Tarkington Spruill and was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Walter Schwanke; daughter, Karen S. Herrington; sister, Elizabeth S. Newberry; brothers, John Spruill, William Spruill, Leroy Spruill, Sidney Spruill, Aubrey Spruill and Jack Spruill. Ruth began her working career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and after her marriage she became a homemaker and was a member of Zion's Chapel Church Of Christ.

Her family includes her daughters, Carolyn S. Vaughan and husband Leonard of Garner, N.C. and Susan M. Doughtie and husband Jay of Aulander, N.C.; grandchildren, Rodger Doughtie and Luke Doughtie. Family would like to thank her caregivers, Sylvia Harrison, Pam Hardison and June Morris.

Funeral service will be held Friday, December 14, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Zion's Chapel Church Of Christ with Mark Wilmoth officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Family will receive friends on Friday, December 14, 2018 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm at Zion's Chapel Church Of Christ and other times at the residence. Flowers are welcome or donations may be made to Zion's Chapel Church Of Christ.

Arrangements are by Maitland Funeral Home, Plymouth.


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