Ruth Griscom Limbert Adams

November 2, 1925March 1, 2014

Ruth Limbert Griscom Adams, age 88, passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014. Ruth was born in Atlanta, GA on Nov. 2, 1925. She was a 1942 graduate of Druid Hills High School and went on to earn her BA from Agnes Scott College in 1946. Formerly a member of the Rabun Gap-Nacoochee Junior Guild, The Cotillion Club, Phi-Mu Sorority, and the 1944-45 Atlanta Debutante Club. She was a volunteer “Pink Lady” at Piedmont Hospital, American Cancer Society and “meals on wheels.” Ruth was a member of Ansley Golf Club, Capital City Club, and First Presbyterian Church. She was an avid tennis player, a swimmer, and later learned to play Golf; scoring a hole in one. She was by all accounts a fabulous dancer! Ruth was a wonderful wife and mother and later a business partner in Jane Marsden Antiques & Interiors where she remained active until her retirement. She loved traveling to Europe to look for antiques for clients and especially loved Blue & White Porcelain which she continued to collect throughout her life. Ruth is predeceased by her husband of 30 years; William Carden Griscom and later Richard D. Adams, her parents Don & Helen Limbert of Atlanta, and sister Donna Limbert Dunbar and brother-in-law George Dunbar of Atlanta & St. Simons. Surviving family members include her children; William C. Griscom of Atlanta, Donald A. Griscom of Jacksonville, FL, and Thomas A Griscom of Atlanta, Daughters-in-law; Jennifer N. Griscom of Atlanta, Nancy M. Griscom of Jacksonville, FL, and seven grandchildren; Will Griscom, Carden Griscom, Caleb Griscom, Peter Griscom Katie Griscom, Jennifer Griscom Smith, and Matthew Griscom. The Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, March 5, at 2 o’clock at Patterson's - Spring Hill with Dr. Paul Gardner of Christ Church Presbyterian officiating. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service. Interment will be at Arlington Memorial Park Cemetery at 12 o’clock. In lieu of flowers, the family request that contributions be made to Meals on Wheels at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, 1328 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, GA 30309. Online condolences may be made at


  • Visitation Wednesday, March 5, 2014
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, March 5, 2014
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, March 5, 2014

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April Miller

March 10, 2014

Tom and Family, we were so sad to hear of Ruth's passing. She was such a generous, giving and fun lady, in every sense of the word. She will be so missed by so many. We are thinking of all of you. April and John Miller


March 10, 2014

to the family of ruth have our condolences...wishing you comfort and peace...a life well-lived..fond memories..the heart is comforted by these..even in must feel pride in the legacy left by someone so special..that spirit will continue to the way for others..leaving all of us an example to follow and a remarkable life to remember with grateful hearts.. psalm 147 verse 3 says 'HE HEALS THE BROKENHEARTED; HE BINDS UP THEIR WOUNDS'

Jim Campbell

March 6, 2014

I am sorry for your loss. Your mother always spoke about you with love and affection. You meant the world to her. She has left this life but she will never leave your heart.

~ Rev. 21: 4. ~ V. Austin

March 5, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

March 5, 2014

Forgive me for not attending her service,but I'm not mentally
or physically able to.She was my friend and love and always will be.
You and George and Dona and Ruth are always in my heart.
I love you,

Steve Vale

March 4, 2014

Bill, Don, and Tom---Moms are very special people. Your Mom was both strong and kind. I enjoyed spending time with her when we were boys at the beach and more recently at Lenbrook. She will be missed.

March 4, 2014

I am truly sorry for your loss. The family is in my prayers. John 17:3

March 4, 2014

I am so sorry to hear of her passing. My thoughts are with Don and Nancy, Katie and Will, Tom, and the other members of her family.
Schuyler Floyd - Nashville TN


March 4, 2014

In death we sleep and wait until the call comes, when Jesus calls out: “I say to you, get up!” (Mark 5:41)


March 4, 2014

Ruth was blessed with longevity ,She was loved by family and friends Her love and compassion for people was an part of Her
personality,Ruth will solely be missed God loves an cheerful giver
2 Co 9:7, and. Psalms 57:1