Ruth M. DeClue
January 23, 1927 - May 23, 2021



Ruth M. DeClue, 94, former Edgewater resident, passed away Sunday, May 23, 2021 at Vitas Inpatient Hospice Center, Rockledge surrounded by family.  Mrs. DeClue was born January 23, 1927 in Peabody, MA and moved to Cape Canaveral in 1972 from Ipswich, MA before moving to Edgewater in 1991.  She relocated to Merritt Island six years ago.  She received a Bachelorís Degree in Education and Fine Arts from the Massachusetts Institute of Art and was an Art Teacher for the Newton School District, Newton, MA.  Ruth was a loving mother to her ten children, grandmother to nine and great grandmother to five, all having a special place in her heart.  She was a very caring person who was there to help people and families in need, sometimes to the extent of taking them in if necessary.  Survivors include four sons, Frank DeClue, Thomas (Sonny) DeClue, Daniel (Rosalee) DeClue and Joel (Debbie) DeClue; three daughters, Rosemary (Bruce) Baker, Jean (Mark Mills) DeClue and Janis (Bill) Ward; nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Willard L. DeClue, Jr.; two sons, Willard L. DeClue, III and Gary DeClue; daughter, Sarah DeClue and brother, Frank Dowcett, Jr.  Visitation will be from 3 PM until 5 PM Thursday, May 27, 2021 at Dudley Edgewater Funeral Home, 433 N. Ridgewood Ave., Edgewater.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 2 PM Friday, May 28, 2021 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 998 Fr. Donlan Dr., New Smyrna Beach.  Cremains burial will be at a later date in Sea Pines Memorial Gardens, Edgewater. 





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