Obituary of Frances Madeline Ruark
Frances Madeline Ruark, 95, of Salisbury, passed away peacefully at her home on January 9, 2019. Born in Leonardtown, MD, she was the daughter of the late Hiram Hewitt and Madeline Roe Long Hewitt.
She was a member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Salisbury. Frances loved knitting, sewing, crocheting, cooking and baking. Her greatest joy was her grandchildren.
Frances is survived by four children, Samuel Floyd Ruark, Jr. & his wife, Nancy of Salisbury and their two children, Christopher & Melissa; Gloria Lynn Fleming & her husband, Glenn and their two children, Jamie & Brandon; Jean Maldve of TX and her two children, Regina & Andrew, and John Lowell Ruark & his wife, Jeri of Salisbury and their two children, Jessica & Jason, and a late daughter’s two children, Courtney & E J; twenty great grandchildren; a sister, Ruby Cheseldine of Bushwood; a daughter-in-law, Norma S. Ruark of Salisbury; and several other cousins, nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Floyd Ruark, Sr.; two children, Frederick "Larry" Lawrence Ruark and Florence Ann Core; three sisters, Pearl Long, Helen Ruark, and Hilda Richardson; five brothers, Joseph, James "Jim", Francis, Benjamin, & John Hewitt; and two son-in-law’s, Pete Maldve and Ernest J. Core.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at 2:00 pm at the Holloway Funeral Home in Salisbury with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Springhill Memory Gardens near Hebron.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802.
Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, PA, 501 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804. Please visit www.hollowayfh.com to express condolences to the family.
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