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Obituaries

August 29, 2013

Ruth Chittum

Ruth Dille Chittum, 87, formerly of Morgantown, and most recently a resident of Wishing Well Manor in Fairmont, passed away late Tuesday evening (Aug. 27, 2013) at Ruby Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Morgantown on June 24, 1926, a daughter of the late Rupert Hall Chittum and the late Mary Ruth (Dille) Chittum.

Ruth was a graduate of Morgantown High School and West Virginia University. In her early years, she worked at the Pentagon as a dietician, and retired as a records assistant from the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics with more than 30 years of service.

She was a member of Suncrest United Methodist Church, Harmony Rebekah Lodge No. 51 of Morgantown and Sweet Adelines and a past member of the Business and Professional Women’s Clubs. She was a member of the Col. John Evans Daughters of the American Revolution and was a direct descendent of Col. Evans by way of her great-grandmother, Gillie Evans Dillie. She also was a volunteer at Ruby Memorial Hospital, having logged more than 4,500 hours of time there.

Survivors include her sister-in-law, Janet Chittum of Fairmont; nieces, Rebecca Ruth Nicholson, Mary Wurth, Alisa Smith and Jennifer Smith; as well as several great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, David Hall Chittum.

Family and friends will be received at Hastings Funeral Home, 153 Spruce St., Morgantown, from 10 a.m. Friday until the time of the service at noon with the Rev. Elise Renee Neal officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Union Cemetery on Point Marion Road, Morgantown.

Send condolences online at www.hastingsfuneralhome.com.

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