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Dorothy May Ruddick

August 8, 1924 August 28, 2019
Dorothy May Ruddick
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Obituary for Dorothy May Ruddick

Dorothy May Ruddick, 95, passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at Golden Crest Assisted Living, surrounded by family.
Dorothy was born August 8, 1924, in Baltimore, and was the only daughter of William P. Helms and Frances I. Kerr Helms. She was married to Earvin L. Ruddick on December 12, 1942. Earvin passed on Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 2017- just a few days shy of their 75th wedding anniversary. They moved from Baltimore to Westminster in 1961. They had one child, daughter, Susan Diana Ruddick Bloom.
Dorothy was a quiet, creative force. She was talented at needlecrafts: knitting, needlepoint, sewing and more. She had unique artistic talents in china painting on fine porcelain and tole painting. She and Earvin had a booth at the local Farmers Market for Christmas for many years, creating beautiful things for others to enjoy. She was an excellent cook with the best pie crust anywhere. Dorothy was a member of Westminster Methodist Church.
She is survived by daughter Susan and her husband, Calvin W. Bloom; granddaughters Dr. Sara Bloom Bruce (Matthew) of Arlington, VA, Emily R. Killinger of Alton, NH; four great-grandchildren Anne Killinger of Alton, NH, William Ruddick Bruce, Calvin McCormick Bruce and Samuel Cregg Bruce of Arlington, VA.
The family will welcome friends on Sunday, September 1, 2019 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm at Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel, 412 Washington Rd., Westminster. Services will be held on Monday, September 2, 2019 at 11:00 am at the funeral home, with her pastor, Rev. Dr. Malcolm Stranathan officiating. Interment will be in Westminster Cemetery.
Online condolences may be offered www.prittsfuneralhome.com.
Online condolences may be offered to Westminster United Methodist Church, 165 E. Main St., Westminster MD 21157.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Sunday

1

Sep

2:00 PM 9/1/2019 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 9/1/2019 4:00:00 PM
Pritts Funeral Home & Chapel P.A.

412 Washington Road
Westminster, MD 21157

Pritts Funeral Home & Chapel P.A.
412 Washington Road Westminster 21157 MD
United States

Visitation

Sunday

1

Sep

6:00 PM 9/1/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 9/1/2019 8:00:00 PM
Pritts Funeral Home & Chapel P.A.

412 Washington Road
Westminster, MD 21157

Pritts Funeral Home & Chapel P.A.
412 Washington Road Westminster 21157 MD
United States

Service

Monday

2

Sep

11:00 AM 9/2/2019 11:00:00 AM
Pritts Funeral Home & Chapel P.A.

412 Washington Road
Westminster, MD 21157

Pritts Funeral Home & Chapel P.A.
412 Washington Road Westminster 21157 MD
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Westminster Cemetery Final Resting Place

Church St.
Westminster, MD 21157

Church St. Westminster 21157 MD
United States

Memorial Contribution

Westminster United Methodist Church

165 E. Main St.
Westminster, MD 21157
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