Ruth Evangeline Ward Klingel, 82, of Morehead City, passed away Friday, March 9, 2018 at Crystal Bluffs Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.
Her funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at First United Methodist Church in Morehead City, officiated by Reverend Powell Osteen. Interment will follow at Gethsemane Memorial Park.
Ruth was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She graduated from Ohio State University with a BA degree in Home Economics. She worked as a dietician at Watt’s Hospital in Durham. After raising 4 children, she began a new career in cooking. Ruth opened her own business, Klingel Catering, in Chapel Hill, with the help of all her children. Once she moved to Atlantic Beach, she managed the J.P. Taylor House for Universal Leaf Tobacco. She was always involved in Garden Clubs, church and civic organizations and she loved to paint.
She is survived by her husband, Raymond Klingel, of the home; daughter, Melisa Kirkland and her husband, Mark, of Mebane, NC; sons, Kris Klingel and his wife, Allison, of Morehead City, NC, Allan Klingel and his wife, Sue of Bluffton, SC, Kevin Klingel and his wife, Jennifer, of Chapel Hill, NC; 9 grandchildren, Laura Mobley, Doug Kirkland, Jeremy Crewe, Ashlee Crewe, Jordan Klingel, Sara Klingel, Nicole Trepanier, Hunter Klingel and Zachary Klingel; and 11 great-grandchildren, Lilly, Tyler, Taylor, Rylee, Kennedy, Millie, Liv, Mila, Isaac, Marlee and Cypress.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Captain William and Major Ruth Ward and 2 great-grandchildren, Zaiden Klingel and Jacoby Armstrong.
Family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, March 12, 2018 at Munden Funeral Home in Morehead City.
Flowers are welcome, or memorials can be sent to the Salvation Army at 1700 Arendell St., Morehead City, NC.
Online condolences may be made at www.mundenfuneralhome.net
Arrangements are by Munden Funeral Home and Crematory, Morehead City, NC.
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