Ruth Elizabeth Reigle

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Ruth Elizabeth Reigle
1927 - 2018
CHINA - Ruth Elizabeth Reigle, 90, of China, formerly of Bedminster, N.J., passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, at 5:10 a.m. at Grey Birch Hospice Center in Augusta, with Kelly Grotton by her side.
It is with sad hearts that we say goodbye to Ruth, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and cousin.
She was born in Lafayette, N.J., on March 28, 1927, the daughter of the late David L. Sr. and Elizabeth Struble Jacobus. She had lived in Bedminster before moving to China in 1997, when her husband retired, near China Lake, an area they both loved after vacationing there for many years.
Ruth led a full and wonderful life surrounded by her large family of siblings, husband and children. She enjoyed cooking, singing around the house, needlepoint, and caring for her family.
Ruth was always caring for other children, be it at church on Sundays or in her home to numerous families over the years. In later years, she enjoyed daily walks near her home on Three Mile Pond, watching the birds outside her window, enjoying her bell collection and visits from family and friends.
She was predeceased by her loving husband of 53 years, Raymond O. Reigle, who died Nov. 22, 1999; seven sisters and brothers, Edna Waite, Helen Henderson, Clifford, Irving, Warren, David Jr., and Arthur Jacobus; a grandson, Jonathan Reigle; and a granddaughter, Bobbi Jo Patt Knepp.
Mrs. Reigle is survived by three sons, Robert Reigle and his wife, Dawne, of High Bridge, N.J.; Richard Reigle and his wife, Karen, of Hillsborough, N.J.; and Russell Reigle, and his partner Kelly Grotton, of Augusta; a daughter, Brenda Franzone, of Pottstown, Pa.; her former daughter-in-law, Cathy Burgess, of Augusta; seven grandchildren, Elizabeth Reigle and her partner Dan Cuoco, Amanda and Brittany Reigle, David Reigle and his wife Julia, Rachel and Jennifer Reigle, and Charles Patt; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Eileen Lawler, and her husband John, of Statesville, N.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews and cousins.
Relatives and friends may visit at the Layton Funeral Home, 475 Main St., Bedminster, N.J., Friday, Jan. 12, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service is at the Lamington Presbyterian Church, 355 Lamington Rd., Bedminster, N.J., Saturday, Jan. 13, at 1 p.m.
Interment will take place in the church cemetery in the spring.

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Research Hospital
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Published in Central Maine on Jan. 12, 2018