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Ruth Tyler

August 9, 1930 — October 23, 2016

Ruth Tyler

Ruth Anne Tyler, 86, of Cambridge peacefully left the life of her family Sunday, October 23, 2016 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake, Salisbury.

Born August 9, 1930 in Staunton, Virginia she was a daughter of the late Marjorie Virginia Baker Long and Walter Willis Long. As a young child the family relocated to Dorchester County.

Ruth had worked as a waitress in several of the local eateries but was best known for her years of service at the former Shoal’s Restaurant. A strong willed and determined woman, a trait she got from her mother, Ruth was the one who kept the family together. Her siblings and then her family always looked to her for help and guidance in their life.

Surviving are her daughters Barbara Hummer Rolf (Richard) and Molly Kay Spicer, all of Cambridge; sister Nellie Howell; grandsons Ward Evan Fishpaw (Debbie), Arrick Rolf and Kevin Rolf; great grandchildren Madeline Marie Fishpaw, Evan Brian Fishpaw, Brandyn Rolf (Robin), Stephanie Windsor (James), Ricky Elzey, Avery Kenard and Madison Renee Rolf; great-great grandchildren Evelyn Windsor, James Windsor, Brooklyn Rolf and Payton Elzey along with many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death besides her parents was an infant daughter Donna Lee Hummer that died shortly after birth; five sisters, two brothers and five half siblings.

A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, November 6, 2016 beginning 2:00 pm at Church Creek Volunteer Fire Department Hall, 1902 Church Creek Road. There will be remembrances by family and a time of fellowship.

Donations in memory of Ruth can be made to Molly Spicer, c/o BB& T Bank, 601 Crusader Road, Cambridge, MD 21613.

Arrangements entrusted to Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A.

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Celebration of Life

2:00 PM ,Sunday, November 6, 2016
Church Creek Volunteer Fire Department Hall
1902 Church Creek Road Church Creek, MD 21622
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