ROCK HILL, SC – Ruth Worrell Eichelberger died peacefully on September 12, 2012 at White Oak of Rock Hill. She had celebrated her 100th birthday on July 5, 2012 at Westminster Towers, where she lived for 16 years. She was a member of Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church.
The funeral services will be 2 PM Monday, September 17 at First Presbyterian Church in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Interment will follow in Edgewater Cemetery in Edgewater, Florida. The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10:30 AM on Friday, September 14 at Westminster Towers Community Room. There will be a visitation in New Smyrna Beach from 4 to 6 PM on Sunday, September 16 at Baldwin Brothers Heritage Place 1 North Causeway New Smyrna Beach.
Born in Montgomery County, Ohio, Ruth graduated with honors from Roosevelt High School in Dayton. She worked as a secretary in the areas of medicine, law and church work. In 1942 she married Lt. Don Eichelberger, and they lived in a number of different states during a long and happy marriage. She was an excellent needlewoman and homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents Anna and Henry Worrell; her husband Don; her son, Don Eichelberger, II; and her sister Edith Hope. Survivors include her daughter Susan Read and husband Will; daughter-in-law Marlene Eichelberger; grandchildren David Eichelberger (Christine), Mary Read Fischer (Fred) and Lori Buckner (Michael); 9 great-grandchildren; and her nieces Wardina Johnson and MaryAnna Fogelman.
Memorials may be made to Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church in Rock Hill, SC or The First Presbyterian Church in New Smyrna Beach, FL; or to the NSB CAPS Scholarship fund in New Smyrna Beach.