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Ruth E. Phipps

November 15, 1928 ~ November 19, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old

Ruth Phipps Obituary

Ruth E. (Kumlin) Phipps, 95, of Shrewsbury, formerly of Upton and Hopkinton, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 19, 2023, at the Shrewsbury Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  She was the beloved wife of the late James H. Phipps who died in 1995.

Born in Hopkinton, she was the daughter of the late David and Edith (Walker) Kumlin.  She was raised and educated in Hopkinton and was a graduate of Hopkinton High School.

Ruth and her husband James, who was an Air Force veteran, traveled near and far while raising their five children together.  She was a proud member of the Gold Star Wives.

Ruth especially loved antiquing with her husband and also developed a passion for collecting antique jewelry.  She was employed at Kelly’s Farm in Upton for many years.  

Ruth enjoyed spending time with her family and especially cherished time spent with her many beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Ruth is survived by her children, Cynthia Kurzontkowski of Ashland, Kathleen Kelly and her partner Carol Frechette of Littleton, and James Phipps and his companion Mia Keulerts of Rockland, along with several nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by two daughters, Carol Charette and Ruth Halloran, and her siblings, Paul Kumlin, Mildred Perkins, Ralph Kumlin, Richard Kumlin, and Caroline Davidge.

Her funeral service will be held at 11 AM on Monday, November 27, in the Pickering & Son Upton Funeral Home, 45 Main Street, Upton.  Burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery, Upton.

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Funeral Service
November 27, 2023

11:00 AM
Pickering & Son Upton Funeral Home, Inc.
45 Main Street
Upton, MA 01568


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