Ruth Olive Broughton

May 2, 1914 - January 28, 2013
Ruth Olive Broughton


Ruth Olive Kingsley Broughton, 98, of Castle Hayne, formerly of Castile, NY, passed away peacefully, with her family and friends by her side, on Monday, January 28, 2013 at Liberty Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born in Victor, NY on May 2, 1914, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Alice Doolittle Kingsley. She was of the Methodist Faith and attended Wrightsboro United Methodist Church. Mrs. Broughton was very artistic and enjoyed baking cakes, cookies, and sweet rolls. Her wedding cakes created lasting memories for many young couples and inspired others to follow in her footsteps. She loved gardening and won many blue ribbons at the annual fair. Mrs. Broughton had the gift of making everyone smile.

Surviving, are a daughter, Nancy L. Broughton (Ed Lamica) of Castle Hayne, NC; a son, William D. “Bill” Broughton (Denise) of Castile, NY; a sister, Olive Ohelbeck of Henrietta, NY; a brother, Ralph Kingsley (Aline) of Victor, NY; three grandchildren, Melissa Popielinski (Bill) of Delevan, NY, Christopher Fleischman of Newark, NY, Olivia Broughton of Castile, NY; and four great-grandchildren, Jared, Nicholas, Leanne, and Michael. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Urlin E. Broughton; three sisters, Florence Keefe, Grace Pierce, Marian Kingsley; and two brothers, Ray Kingsley and Walt Kingsley.

She will be greatly missed by all of her special friends and staff at Adult Day Services of Wilmington.

A memorial service will be 11 am Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Wrightsboro United Methodist Church; 3300 N. Kerr Avenue; Wilmington, with Rev. Dr. Jerry Jackson and Rev. Lynn Wall officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the church.

Memorials may be made to Adult Day Services of Wilmington; 220 Avondale Ave. Suite 103; Wilmington, NC 28403.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • January 29, 2013
    Kerri Caslin (Pierce) says:
    I remember going to Aunt Ruth's each year to make sweet rolls when we were growing up. I also remember how proud she was to walk us around her gardens too. She also joined our family for many Pierce Thanksgivings and ALWAYS had a smile on her face and kind words to say to everyone.

  • January 29, 2013
    Kerri Caslin (Pierce) says:
    I remember going to Aunt Ruth's each year to make sweet rolls when we were growing up. I also remember how proud she was to walk us around her gardens too. She also joined our family for many Pierce Thanksgivings and ALWAYS had a smile on her face and kind words to say to everyone.

  • January 30, 2013
    Ed Lamica says:
    There was no finer woman on this earth. She will always be in my heart til I leave this world. There will be no finer angel in heaven now than Ruth is there. I will aways remember that smile that would melt you and your heart away anytime you saw it. She and her husband have been and will always will be in my heart and soul for the rest of my life. Love forever Ed

  • January 30, 2013
    Mary Alice and John says:
    Dear Nancy and Bill, We are so sad that your Mom has died. I know that she has been so happy these past few years living with you Nancy and glad that you were able to keep her in such a good day care program where she always had a smile. Wish we were closer but we will be there with you in spirit for her memorial service. Love, Mary Alice and John

  • January 29, 2013
    Anna, Glen, Riley, & Terra Gagnier says:
    Wish we could be down there! We have SO many amazing memories of Aunt Ruth, her dahlias, going to the Pike Fair as kids, making sweet rolls with her, and of course her coconut and elderberry creations! I remember her coming with me to pick out my wedding cake in Castile when I got married at Letchworth in 2003 and all the smiles and hugs she lovinging gave over the years. I have many letters from Aunt Ruth and she will continue to live on, especially every time we call our firstborn daughter, Riley Ruth, named after her great-great Aunt. <3