Ruth C. West

March 20, 1930 - December 21, 2010
Ruth C. West

Ruth Callahan West 80, of Wilmington died Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter.

Ruth was born in Bladenboro on March 20, 1930 the daughter of the late Neil Graham and Mattie Powers Callahan. She retired in 2000 after 31 years from Cape Fear Hospital as the first Ward Clerk, and was a member of Winter Park Baptist Church.

Surviving are her daughter Robin Durham and husband Michael of Wilmington, sons Keith West and wife Linda of Clayton, David West and wife Tonnya of Wilmington, brother Sonny Callahan of Fayetteville, sisters Dottie Callahan of Wilmington, Mildred Payne of Hampton VA, Sankie Fritchman of Winston -Salem and Dora Kinlaw of Greensboro, six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

A Celebration of life service will begin at 1:00 PM, Thursday, December 30, 2010 at Winter Park Baptist Church where the family will receive friends at 12:30 PM.

The family would like memorials be made to Winter Park Baptist Church, 4700 Wrightsville Avenue, Wilmington NC 28403 or Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physician Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

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Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • December 26, 2010
    Jean Jacobs says:
    Ruth was a wonderful lady and a living testamony that showed her love of and dependence on God.She will be missed by our church family and the members of Harbor of Hope Cancer Support group. However, we are assured that she is with the Lord , well and rejoicing. Our love to her family. Jean Jacobs

  • December 24, 2010
    Carol Marie Smith says:
    I'm very sorry for your loss. Carol Marie Smith Friend of Linda West and Yvonne Head

  • December 23, 2010
    Renee White says:
    Robin, You and your family are certainly in my thoughts and prayers right now. I am sorry that your holidays are going to be filled with grief, but I know you are relieved that your mother is at peace and no longer in pain.That could certainly be considered a gift.

  • December 30, 2010
    Len & Mary Bruno says:
    Ruth was a wonderful woman and will be missed from all the people that bowled with her and her husband. You have our sincere sympathy. Len and Mary