Ruth V. Fleming
April 16, 1922
March 28, 2009

Ruth V. Fleming

Beloved daughter, wife and mother passed peacefully into God’s hands on Saturday morning March 28, 2009 at her home in Juno Beach, FL after a long illness. Ruth survived her loving and devoted husband of 47 years, Paul M. Fleming who passed in 1987.

As a young girl, Ruth struggled with health issues, but overcame them to become an outstanding fencer who earned a spot on the US Olympic Team in 1940. World War II interrupted her fencing career but she pursued her passion and, for many years, taught fencing.

Ruth was a devoted daughter and daughter-in-law and spent many years running a business while providing care for both her mother and her mother-in-law until their passing. Ruth was compassionate and caring and made many sacrifices to assure that her mother and mother-in-law had the highest quality of life until their passing in 1987.

Following in her mother’s footsteps, Ruth became a successful business woman and a community leader, Church member and Sunday school teacher. Ruth was passionate about reaching out to and teaching young people. Ruth was a lifelong student of religion, philosophy and politics who attended University courses until very recently.

Ruth leaves behind her daughter Shelley Fleming-Hall and her husband Richard Hall of Stow, MA and her son Paul Martin Fleming and his wife Penny Li Fleming of North Palm Beach, FL.