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Ruth Eline Kingsley

January 26, 1920 ~ April 02, 2021

Ruth E. Kingsley, 101, of Vero Beach, Florida, passed away peacefully on April 2, 2021 at her home with her family by her side.

She was born on January 26, 1920 in Lakewood, NJ, to the late Willard and Ethel Lewis, and had been a resident of Vero Beach for 43 years, coming from her birthplace.
Mrs. Kingsley married Elwood Kingsley, a naval aviator, and dedicated her career to taking care of her family.
She leaves her memories to be cherished by her three children, Steven Kingsley and his wife, Kathleen, of Carrollton, TX, Karen Loucks and her husband, Don, of Vero Beach and Catherine Prima (predeceased husband, Paavo) of Pacific Palisades, CA; nephews, Clifton Lewis and his wife, Marta and Christopher Lewis; nieces, Janet Lewis-Raether and her husband, Mike, and Connie Lewis Beckman; 8 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and numerous loving nephews, nieces and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Elwood; and her two brothers, Norman, and Clifton Lewis.
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Marta and Kip

April 7, 2021, 3:53 pm

She leaves behind a world of beautiful memories for everyone she loved. Aunt Ruthie will be missed by all of us. A kind and gentle soul. May she rest in peace. We love you Aunt Ruthie. ❤️

Steven E Kingsley

April 11, 2021, 1:10 am

I always felt honored to have such a loving mother. She was always there for me.
I made many of trips to Vero Beach to visit for weeks at a time. We would travel up and down the coast along the ocean she loved.

Her last week she was at home watching the ocean and accompanied by two grand daughters, her son and daughter.

Mom, I truly love you.
Your Son,

Judith Allan

April 11, 2021, 3:18 pm

Ruth was a constant friend and a faithful, sensible Ocean Chateau board member and long-time resident. This was a kinder world with Ruth in it. Judy Allan

Kathy B. Kingsley

April 11, 2021, 3:41 pm

In our loving memory.
your daughter- in- law,

Molly Kingsley

April 11, 2021, 11:41 pm

My grandmother brought light and love to all she encountered. I’ll always be grateful for the light and love she brought into my life. We love and miss you very much, Grandma.

Mya Holzshu

April 12, 2021, 12:02 am

I was so lucky to have grown up knowing you. You were such a strong woman. I feel so proud to have had such a sweet, smart, and loving person as my great grandma.
You will be missed so much.
Your great-granddaughter,

Chloe Kingsley Holzshu

April 12, 2021, 12:12 am

I’m so grateful to be able to have known such a strong, beautiful, caring person, my great grandmother. She is truly amazing, and I’m so thankful for the time I had with her.

Chris Holzshu

April 12, 2021, 1:17 am

I was so fortunate to have been a small part of her amazing life and I am better because if it. The stories she told, the laughter she shared and the generosity she gave to our family will never be forgotten. Love, Chris

Janet and Mike Raether

April 12, 2021, 3:46 am

Aunt Ruthie will leave a legacy of love, laughter and strength to everyone who knew and loved her.
Aunt Ruthie, her husband Elwood, my Dad her brother and my mom gave us such a great example of how to live life with love of family, integrity in everything they did and the ability to laugh and find joy in life. They taught their children how to live life to the fullest. We were so blessed to have them.

Helen bolil

April 12, 2021, 4:19 am

Dear Steven

I just found out today that my friend, Ruth Kingsley, has gone on to be with the Lord Jesus. Your beloved mother always had a smile and said she was fine. I was blessed to have cards thanking her for whatever made her happy. She seemed to like chocolates.

You, Steven, was a loving son and took marvelous care of her. You should know how you touched all of us as your faithfulness was so evident. Thanks for being such a wonderful son.

Many blessings as you were special.

God bless you always.

Helen bolil

Sarah Kingsley

April 12, 2021, 7:00 am

We were blessed to have you and your love in our lives. I will miss you, our talks, your wink and smile. “Sweet memories are the paradise of the mind.” Love you so much.

Bob and Susi McCabe

April 12, 2021, 10:11 pm

For most of the past ten years, Ruth has been Susi’s and my only full time neighbor on the fifth floor of the Chateau and we very much enjoyed our conversations together. Of course, Steve would always join us for our periodic hurricane watches and clean ups. I would deliver Ruth’s newspaper to her door daily – – but if I was late on weekends, I will never forget seeing her coming down the walkway to deliver mine to my door, always with a smile. When I became treasurer of the condo, she always made herself available to sign checks, and we would often visit for a while. We shall all miss her at the Ocean Chateau.
Bob and Susi McCabe

Amelia Kingsley

April 13, 2021, 1:50 pm

I am so fortunate to have had a grandmother as loving and strong as you. You made the world a better place with your presence. You are, and will continue to be very missed.
I love you.


April 15, 2021, 4:21 am

Years that my mother filled our lives have vanished, and now but cherished memories. She always felt close even though distance separated us. Sunday conversations brought us closer together sharing books we so enjoyed. Remembering special times in Vero Beach recapturing happy moments. Her favorite restaurant the Ocean Grill with my son, Erik, wife, Karol, and sister, Karen, overlooking the beach was a pleasurable time. Always very young in spirit and never giving in to any physical discomfort belying her age. We will all miss you beyond words can ever express. Love you forever….. Catherine and Erik

Erik Prima

April 15, 2021, 5:45 am

For us, seeing grandma was a highlight either with a planned or surprise visit . We enjoyed taking her to her favorite restaurant in Vero. She had a passion for traveling and she liked talking about her life adventures with Elwood. She was strong, fun, and ageless just like the ocean she loved so much. Erik hummed every time we saw her and she noticed. Pure happiness… such a pleasure spending time together.
Wink and smile forever
Love, Erik and Karol

Christopher Lewis

April 18, 2021, 12:32 pm

I always looked forward to meeting Aunt Ruthie. She always had a smile and a grace about her. I will miss that. Peace be upon you.

Jamie Moreno

April 22, 2021, 4:58 pm

I miss you Aunt Ruthie. I will forever treasure all the moments sitting with you at your dining room table. I love you so much.

Susie Moyer

April 27, 2021, 3:13 pm

Ruth has been my neighbor here at Ocean Chateau for the past 10 years. She was always pleasant, friendly and a model of what a strong woman represents. I know she enjoyed her special time with her son, Steve, when he came to visit. May she Rest In Peace.
Susie and Rick Moyer

Susie and Rick Moyer

April 27, 2021, 3:16 pm

Ruth has been my neighbor here at Ocean Chateau for the past 10 years. She was always pleasant, friendly and a model of what a strong woman represents. I know she enjoyed her special time with her son, Steve, when he came to visit. May she Rest In Peace.
Susie and Rick Moyer

Susie and Rick Moyer

April 27, 2021, 3:26 pm

Ruth has been our next door neighbor here at The Ocean Chateau for 10 years. Always friendly, kind and a model of what a strong woman represents. I know she truly enjoyed the time she spent with her loving son, Steve and other family members. She will be missed. May she Rest In Peace.
Susie and Rick Moyer

Susie Moyer

April 28, 2021, 3:41 pm

I sincerely apologize to the Kingsley family for the previous duplicate condolence messages. I’m having a problem with my iPad and the messages can not be deleted.

Ben E. Kingsley

May 7, 2021, 1:25 pm

Whenever Grandma visited, there was a happy feeling and a freedom from worry. I always felt that she was a friend. I love you, Grandma!

Steven Kingsley

May 9, 2021, 6:44 pm

Happy Mother’s Day.
You are in my thoughts.

Steven E Kingsley

May 9, 2022, 12:00 am

Today is the special day that we all honor our mothers by having a “Mother’s Day”. They are with us from birth and influence us for the rest of our lives.

Steven Kingsley

May 14, 2023, 4:39 pm

Two years have passed since I lost my mother. Mother day allows me to think back on such a loving mother.

Your son,

Steven Kingsley

May 12, 2024, 4:38 pm

Time passes but you remain strong in my memory.

Your son.

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