Ruth E. Nearhoof, 86, of Delaware passed away peacefully on December 23, 2017 following a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Ruth was born in Lewistown, PA and moved to Delaware with her husband in the early 60’s. Ruth had a long fulfilling career as a registered nurse, heading up the IV unit. She and her husband enjoyed many social activities with the Masons as well as traveling the world.

Ruth was preceded in death by her beloved husband, James L. Nearhoof. She is survived by a brother, Otto Johnson and his wife Alice of Lewistown, PA; a sister, Joan Steiert of Perkasie, PA and 3 generations of nieces and nephews. Especially close to her was her great nephew, Evan Johnson, whom she thought of as a grandson.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00pm on Friday, December 29, 2017 at McCrery and Harra Funeral Home located at 3710 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, Delaware 19808, where family and friends may visit beginning at 11:00am. Interment will be held in Silverbrook Cemetery.