Ruth A. Reynolds, 81, of Milton passed away peacefully at home Sunday, March 15, 2020. Ruth was born in Wilmington, daughter of the late James George and Esther (Benton) Godwin.
She worked in the retail industry as a customer service associate for many years at several local businesses, including Liz Claiborne Outlet, King Cole Cannery, Norma’s Restaurant, Rose’s Department Store, Holly Lake Campsite, several local flower shops, Franklin Hardware and Milton Hardware. Ruth loved sewing, crafting and baking. She had operated a ceramic shop for 10 years, and was well known for comforting back rubs.
Ruth had been a member of Goshen U.M. Church in Milton; and being very civic and community-minded, she was active with the Milton Lions Club for 23 years, Hope Rebekah Lodge 24, of which she was an active member since 1962, as well as a past member of American Legion Post 3 in Milford.
In addition to her parents, Ruth is preceded in death by a son, James Heisler; two brothers, Richard and Frank Godwin; and a sister, Ellen Rae Godwin.
She is survived by her devoted husband of 57 years, B. Marshall Reynolds Jr.; six children, Ruth E. Scott, Raymond Heisler, Debbie Jones, Michael Reynolds, Benjamin M. Reynolds III and Marsha Lee Walstenholm; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother, Clarence Edward Godwin; and a host of extended family and friends.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 21, in the chapel of Short Funeral Services, 416 Federal St., Milton, with a time of visitation for family and friends from noon to 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Ruth’s memory to: Compassionate Care Hospice, 20165 Office Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947.