1923 – 2014

RAYMOND — Ruth E. (Thurlow) Delan, 91, of Raymond, passed away peacefully at home after a brief illness on Monday, Oct. 27, surrounded by her family.

She was born in Raymond on Feb. 19, 1923, a daughter of the late Harold and Bessie (Knight) Thurlow. Ruth married Harry J. Delan on June 25, 1942. Ruth was a member of Grace Fellowship Church of Oxford. With a very large and loving family, she will be remembered for the love she shared and the quality time she spent with them.

Ruth is survived by her husband of 72 years, Harry J. Delan; six children, Melinda Stillwell of Chesapeake, Va., Harry M. Delan and Tanya Newell of Raymond, Madeline Pearl and her spouse, Charles Pearl Sr., of Mechanic Falls, Judy Blake of Raymond, Rebecca Kelley of Dover Foxcroft and Rosemary Snow and her spouse, Albert Snow, of Milo; 12 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind her brothers, Ronald, Robert and Richard; and sisters, Esther and Bertha.

She was predeceased by her siblings, Russell and Ruby.

Online condolences may be left for the family at hallfuneralhomeinc.com.