Callighan, Mrs. Ruth Ann Mace
Date of birth: Jan. 21, 1928 - Date of death: March 17, 2011
Mrs. Ruth Ann Mace Callighan, age 83, of Elk Creek Road (Willow Beach)
Nutter Fort, WV, passed away at 8:16 P. M. Thursday, March 17, 2011 at the
United Hospital in Bridgeport, WV, following a brief illness. She was born
January 21, 1928 in Anmoore, WV, a daughter of the late Ernest Mace and
Mabel Carr Mace.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Albert “Jack” Callighan, Jr.,
January 30, 1996, whom she had married March 31, 1948.
Surviving are: a step-son, John A. “Jackie” Callighan III & his wife Carolyn,
Nashville, TN, a step-daughter, Mrs. Judith Lee Fielding, Tierra Verde, FL,
a brother & sister-in-law, Leroy & Barbara Mace, Laurel Valley, Clarksburg, WV,
two sisters, Ethel Veltri, Nutter Fort, WV & Helen Moore, Clarksburg, WV,
a sister-in-law, Diane Carr, Buckhannon, WV, four step-grandchildren,
Dianne Willis & husband Daniel, Pinellas Park, FL, Ron Fielding & wife Tracy,
Seminole, FL, Suzanne Wagner, Murphysboro, IL, & Donna Callighan, Stamford,
CT, nine step- great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.
Mrs. Callighan was also preceded in death by three brothers, Ernest Mace, Jr.,
Eugene Mace & Hayward Carr and a sister, Iris Bourne.
Mrs. Calliughan was an independent business woman, owner and operator of
Ruth's Brandied Fruitcakes and a home manager for her family. She was
Protestant by faith, a charter member of the Loyal Order of Moose in
Franklin, WV, and a member of the Clarksburg Fraternal Order of Eagles
Aerie # 2353. She was deeply loved and will be missed by all who knew her
Friends may call at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main Street,
Clarksburg from 2:00 – 4:00 & 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. on Sunday, where a funeral
service will be held on Monday, March 21, 2011 at 1:00 P. M. with the
Reverend W. D. Parris presiding.
Interment will follow in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.
DIANE (THOMPSON) ARNETT
RUTH, ETHEL,MY MOTHER RUTH THOMPSON SHREVES AND CHARLES ALL RAN TOGETHER, BINGO AND CHARLIE DOING THE LADIES HAIR AND TO RUTH'S HOUSE FOR HER PARTIES AND NOT TO MENTION SHE HAD THE BEST FRUIT CAKES IN THE WORLD. MY MOTHER LOVED THESE LADIES AND I AM VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. GOD BLESS EACH ONE OF YOU.
Pam (Bourne) O'Brien
Ruth was the matriarch of the family after Granny passed away. She was always there for her family. When her sister Iris (my mother) passed away in 2002, she sent a sympathy card to my daughter, telling her that she would step in and be her granny, too. That was very much appreciated. She was always there for me, too. Aunt Ruthie, as I have always called her, was a wonderful, caring person. I loved her very much and will miss her greatly' I know that she is in Heaven, probably telling all those who passed before her about what they have missed. She is in good hands now. With love,