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Ruth Ann Wescoat

Ruth Ann Wescoat (nee Jacobs), 90, of Hammonton N.J., passed away peacefully on Sept. 30, 2023. Ruthie was born on July 2, 1933 in Devonshire and grew up in Elwood. She attended Hammonton High School, and was a graduate of the Class of 1952. Upon her marriage in 1957 to Donald Wescoat she moved to Hammonton and raised her two daughters, in her beloved home on Pratt street. She loved giving advice while sipping on a cup of tea and sharing cookies in her pink kitchen. Ruthie worked for New Jersey Bell as a telephone operator for more than 42 years. She enjoyed dancing, casino bus trips, traveling, dining out, gardening and shopping.

Ruth was predeceased by her parents, Livingston and Marie Jacobs of Elwood; her sisters, Irene DeAngelo, Sophie Giacobbe Hand; her brothers, George Jacobs and Kenneth Jacobs; and her long-time companion, Tony Capria of Egg Harbor City. Ruthie is survived by daughters, Shelly Legg of Egg Harbor Township and Kelly Harper and husband George of Franklinville; loving Mum-Mum to, Joe Jr., Eric, & Christopher and great grandchildren, Bryce and Raelynn. She will be missed by many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Family and friends were invited to attend her viewing Monday, October 9, 2023, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. at the Carnesale Funeral Home, 202 S. Third St., Hammonton where Funeral Services began at 11 a.m. Burial followed in Egg Harbor City Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Carnesale Funeral Home.


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