June 15, 1911 ~ May 15, 2004

Born in: Lilesville, NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Ruth Marguerite Ingram, 92, of Asheville, died Saturday, May 15, 2004, at the Pisgah Manor Nursing Center in Candler. Miss Ingram was born in Anson County and was a daughter of the late Nicholas Dixon and Mary Florence Seago Ingram. She was also preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers. She received her Master’s Degree from the University of Chicago. She worked as a high school teacher and librarian and during her 42 year teaching career served for eight years as Dean of Women at schools in Costa Rica and Jamaica and two years as a librarian at Middle East College in Beirut. She had lived in Asheville since 1975 and was a member of Foster Memorial Seventh-Day Adventist Church. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with Pastor Erin Miller officiating. Entombment will follow at Forest Lawn Mausoleum. Her family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to the Student Aid Fund at Mt. Pisgah Academy, 95 Academy Drive, Candler, NC 28715.

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  1. I am a staff member at Pisgah Manor. I came to know Ruth very well in the time I spent caring for her. She was such a lady, dignified and modest. She blessed me so many times with her calm voice and lovely demenor. I considered her not only a resident but also a close friend. I admired so many things about her that there will never be enough words to express my sadness at her passing.

    Do not stand at my grave and weep.
    I am not there, I do not sleep.

    I am the song that will never end.
    I am the love of family and friend.
    I am the child who has come to rest
    In the arms of the Father who knows him best.

    When you see the sunset fair,
    I am the scented evening air.
    I am the joy of a task well done.
    I am the glow of the setting sun.

    Do not stand at my grave and weep.
    I am not there, I do not sleep.
    (Do not stand at my grave and cry.
    I am not there, I did not die!
    Wilbur Skeels (1996)

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  2. I had helped take care of Ms. Ingram for several years. She was a wonderful Christian lady. She always had a nice word for everyone. I loved to go in her room and talk to her about the Bible. She will be missed at Pisgah Manor.

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  3. I had helped take care of Ms. Ingram for several years. She was a wonderful Christian lady. She always had a nice word for everyone. I loved to go in her room and talk to her about the Bible. She will be missed at Pisgah Manor.

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  4. Ruth Ingram was a durable Christian light in her community. She was a joy to visit and always had a good story. She looked forward to our visits and the Christmas Stollen. She loved her friends and their families long after she left the active community. Her frail body supported a sharp mind and a welcoming spirit that we enjoyed. Her friendship with Ellen Gray lasted long past the person. Ruth was and is appreciated for her courage,inspiration, and unwavering faith in spite of her circumstances.
    Craigan and Judy Gray

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  5. William Feldmann was in school in Costa Rica when Ruth was the Dean of Woman – they formed a strong friendship. We have visited her many times in the Mt. Pisgah Nursing home when we have come to NC to visit Doris Sickler and her family. Ruth was a wonderful lady and a dear friend. She was always so upbeat with out visit and always made us feel better after we left.
    May her family feel so very much pride in knowing her and being part of her life. Hearts full of sympathy – Mae and Bill Feldmann

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  6. William Feldmann was in school in Costa Rica when Ruth was the Dean of Woman – they formed a strong friendship. We have visited her many times in the Mt. Pisgah Nursing home when we have come to NC to visit Doris Sickler and her family. Ruth was a wonderful lady and a dear friend. She was always so upbeat with our visit and always made us feel better after we left.
    May her family feel so very much pride in knowing her and being part of her life. Hearts full of sympathy – Mae and Bill Feldmann

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