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Ruth Jones Ketner Hope
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Obituary for Ruth Jones Ketner Hope

Georgetown:
Ruth Jones Ketner Hope made her passage to heaven, surrounded by those who loved her, on July 29th at Bishop Gadsden in Charleston, South Carolina. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Stuart C. Hope in 2012.
Ruth was born on October 3, 1926 to Charles and Pearl Jones in Faith, North Carolina where they ran a small general store.
Although, over the years, Ruth volunteered and served on several boards and was active in her church, she should be remembered for her spirit of fun, her love of all God’s creatures – two and four legged, her humor, feistiness and pizazz. Elegant, smart, kind and stunningly beautiful her entire life, she was one-of-a- kind. She never met a stranger, hated to miss out on anything interesting or fun and stirred up some mischief if things got too dull.
Ruth loved her husband, Stuart, dearly and they had 32 blessed years together in South Carolina, where they were married in their church home, All Saints Episcopal. They shared a love of boating, fishing, clamming, crabbing, travel, but mostly of one another. They had two late-in-life “children,” their Yorkie-Shoo’s, Christie and Ruthie.
Ruth is survived by her children, Linda Ketner (Beth Huntley) of Charleston, SC and Robert (Leslie) Ketner of Greensboro, NC; grandchildren, Rob (Rebecca), Andrew (fiancée Jessica Jensen,) Margaux and Madeline Ketner; step-children Marion (Judy) Hope, Stuart (Heidi-Darr) Hope, Mena (David) Gardiner; brother, Wayne (Claudette) Jones and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her sister Ruby (Raymond) Boggs.
Ruth’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to her house manager and best friend of 32 years, Francenia Cox Williams, and to her caretaking staff who were so kind, professional and loving.
Services will be held Sunday, August 5th, 1:30 p.m. at All Saints Church, 3560 King’s River Road, Pawley’s Island, SC 29585. Officiating will be the Rev. Robert L. Grafe. A reception will follow at DeBordieu Club, 908 Bonnyneck Drive, Georgetown, SC 29440, (debordieuclub.com/map).
Please sign a guestbook at: www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
Memorials in Ruth’s honor may be made as follows: take two things off of your “to do” list and go look at the marsh; toast her with your favorite cocktail; help out an animal shelter; stay out in the boat a little longer and catch another big one; visit a friend who has gotten older and probably misses you.
The Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home is assisting the family.


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Service

Sunday

5

Aug

1:30 PM
All Saint Church

Kings River Road
Pawleys Island, SC 29585

reception

Sunday

5

Aug

2:30 PM
DeBordieu Cljub

908 Bonnyneck Drive
Georgetown, SC 29440

Reception will start following the Services.

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