Ruth Naomi Dixon Dill was welcomed into heaven July 7, 2013 by her loving Savior Jesus Christ and her beloved husband, James C. Dill, who passed away on May 2, 2013. Her daughters and sisters were at her bedside at Kent General Hospital as she went to her eternal home.
Born on August 18, 1944, Ruth was the eldest of 6 who had to quit school after her mother developed complications during a pregnancy. It was with great satisfaction that she completed her GED while working and raising her children. She had a very creative side and enjoyed writing poetry, working puzzles, sewing and reading.
Toots, as she was affectionately called, was never far away from the love of her life, Jim. They got married on June 16, 1966 in Dover, DE and faithfully loved each other for the rest of their lives. They were happily married for over 46 years.
When she lost her sight, she never complained. She accepted the hardships as part of her life journey and realized that this was just her temporary home. She continued to work even with her handicap and adjusted to her new surroundings with grace and ease.
Ruth was a long time and active member of Cedar Grove Wesleyan Church. She was the Vacation Bible School Director for many years, was involved in local and district children’s ministries and was a part of the Wesleyan Women ministry by holding several offices.
Toots didn’t let obstacles stand in her way. As she became older, she began to experience more and more physical problems. She handled each one with grace and quiet determination. She was a kind and thoughtful friend, full of generosity and love, and continued to minister to those who were less fortunate than herself.
Ruth is survived by daughter Melissa and Aaron Mishoe (Cookeville, TN), daughter Vicki and Russ Luther (Macon, GA), grandchildren Michael and Emily Mishoe (Cookeville, TN), father Lewis Dixon (Denton), sisters Betsy and Dan Taylor (Laurel), Fayth Dixon (Chestertown), Barbra and Roger Cole (Bruceton Mills, WVA), brothers William and Cindy Dixon (Ephrata, PA), Timothy and Barbara Dixon (Colonial Beach, VA) and sister Theresa Dixon (Denton). Along with her 6 siblings, she leaves precious memories with several nieces and nephews, many loving in-laws, an amazing group of friends and wonderful brothers and sisters in Christ.
Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, July 10 at the Pippin Funeral Home, 119 W. Camden-Wyoming Ave., Wyoming.
The celebration of her life will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 11 at the funeral home.
Burial will be at 2 pm July 11 in Barratt's Chapel Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Denton Wesleyan Camp, PO Box 1577, Berlin, MD 21811-5577.