Ruth N. Ita Philpott, 99, of Burlington, passed away at 4:52 p.m. Monday, November 26, 2018, at Great River Klein Center.
She was born on March 21, 1919 in Burlington the daughter of Albert H. and Edith Gallerick Ita.
On September 5, 1937 she married Charles H. Philpott in Ft. Madison, Iowa. He passed away on December 24, 2002.
Ruth enjoyed her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren. For many years she also had the pleasure of making ceramic pieces for loved ones and friends. She had worked for L.F. Ita Floral Supply Company, National Research and Sylvania Electric. She retired from Sylvania closed in 1969.
She graduated from Burlington High School. Ruth was confirmed member of St. Luke United Church of Christ, a charter member of the Eagles Auxiliary # 150 of Burlington and an AARP Member.
Survivors include one daughter, Jacqueline Rae Maki of Minneapolis, MN; one son, Richard Charles (Sandra) Philpott of Carlinville, IL; one grandson, Kevin (Sue) Ward of Blaine, MN; one granddaughter, Karen (David) Maurer of Blaine, MN; two great grandsons, Jeremy and Adam Ward of MN; three great granddaughters, Lauren, Nicole and Allison Maurer of MN; several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two brothers and one sister.
Friends may call 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2018.
The funeral service for Ruth Philpott will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 1st, 2018, in Lunning Chapel with the Pastor Peggy Stott officiating. Interment will be in Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials have been established to Great River Klein Center Apple Tree Lane and Great River Hospice.
So many wonderful memories of Aunt Ruth...unquestionably one of the sweetest and kind ladies in my life. Visits with Ruth and Charles (Dad’s young brother) were frequent during my school years in Burlington, and continued with Ruth in later years every time Doe and I returned for visits. A very special person, and particularly special Aunt, Ruth will always have a special place in our hearts, she was loved by many.
Jacque, Dick, and Sandy we send our love to you and families...Joel and Doe Philpott
Aunt Ruth was a special person. She was so kind and caring. We enjoyed getting to know her and Uncle Charlie. She is a great loss.
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