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McEwen Funeral Service-Derita Chapel

6300 Mallard Creek Road, Charlotte, NC

OBITUARY

Ruth N. Killian

October 29, 1946November 11, 2019
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My best bud & partner in crime, Ruth Nesbitt Killian grew up in Charlotte, NC. You went on to become what you wanted, a typist! Being married for several years did not define you. Being the mother of a child, you raised on your own is what made you proud. Every opportunity you had, you would speak highly of the daughter you raised, loved & was always worried about. You knew some day you would have to leave this world and were concerned I would be alone. When I married you felt good and thought I would be ok. Everywhere we went, I made sure you got the opportunity to see it too. But then Will died of lung cancer. You thought it was hard losing your mother, but your son in-law Will broke us both and you began to worry again. Eventually we both found peace. It took a while for you to warm up to Marlowe, but you realized he loved me and made him promise to take care of me. Even when you were admitted into the hospital for complications related to pancreatic cancer you kept turning around to ask me if I was ok. You didn’t want your death to hurt me, like Will’s did. I’m not going to lie. It hurts like hell! But I’m grateful for every moment we had thru the years. And the final moment that I got to tell you that you were a pretty darn good mom & how much I loved you. Chey & Marlowe continue to look for you every morning. Even though none of us understand why you had to leave, I keep saying it’s ok. You loved them. I pray that you found Granny (Minnie N. McCall), Will (Wilfried Guenther), Sasha & Pokie. Love you!l

You are missed by a ton of family and friends.

Ruth N. Killian, 73, passed away Monday morning, November 11, 2019. Born October 29, 1946 in Charlotte, NC, she is the daughter of the late Horace Nesbitt & Minnie Gossett McCall. Survivors include her daughter, Shearee Guenther and three sisters, Rose Fewell, Emma Graves & Francis Mims.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, November 20, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, November 20, 2019

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Nelrene Johnson

November 20, 2019

To My Dear Friend,

Words cannot express the sorrow I am feeling. You brought so much joy to the life you encountered. Saying good-bye to you is so much harder than I expected. I was not ready for you to leave us, I am sure you are
already making angel friends in heaven. You share the same heaven date with my sister Betty Roberts, when you meet her please tell her I miss and love her. I miss you dearly and will cherish all the fun times we shared
throughout the years. Rest in Peace my dear friend. Nelrene Johnson

Sheila Bowman-Simpson

November 20, 2019

Peace To My Brother's And Sister's ! Old Cherry Neighbor And Old Brooklyn Neighbor We Have Loss One Of Our Own. Auntie Elaine Nesbitt Killian. The Baby Sister Of Rose Bowman Fewell, Auntie Emma Graves, Auntie Hattie Mae Jenkins, Auntie Frances, Uncle Jimmy Nesbitt And Uncle Columbus Nesbitt! ! RIP 💘

ARDIE TYLER

November 15, 2019

My dear Ruth, I will always remember our lunch time at Sompo and all the times you Deana, Cathy and I laughed and talked . We will see each other again and laugh some more. In the mean time your daughter knows we are here for her whenever she needs us. My prayers are with your family. Love you girl.

Georgiana Gardner

November 15, 2019

I remember a time when I was very small and Aunt Elaine was watching me. My arm got caught in one of those roller style washing machines and it was almost up to my shoulder. I screamed and you frantically came to my rescue. You held and comforted me assuring that I’ll be alright. Through the years I knew you were there for me and I hope you knew if you needed me I was there for you too. I’m very blessed to have had you in my life. I will miss you and will cherish my memories of you. Love always Squeeky.

Peggy Simpson

November 14, 2019

I am saddened by the loss of a dear friend Ruth or Ruthie which I called her. We worked together for several years at Royal Insurance she was a sweet person and occasionally we went out to lunch. She use to have me cracking up; she didn't hold her tongue. If she had something to say she would. She tried in vain to help me get employment several times I'm so forever grateful for her doing that for me. Last time we spoke she had retired and told me she was just taking it easy and reading a book while waiting on her daughter to pick her up. She's out of her pain she may have gone thru. Rest in peace.

Myra Jones

November 14, 2019

Dear Lord have mercy I pray... This just breaks my heart. Ruth was an INCREDIBLE human being! I worked with her at CIGNA and she made every week more bearable. Kay and I ran into her several months ago and were able to catch up. She never failed to crack me up... and me, her. Thank you Ruth for sharing your love for your daughter and your love of life and the limitless laughs!! You will DEFINITELY be missed my friend. Rest in the arms of our Lord and Savior. Continuous prayers for her family over the coming months. ♥️🙏

Sheila Bowman - Simpson

November 14, 2019

Auntie Elaine I told you at the hospital I love you. No more tears, pain and troubles of this world. Your family. ( sister's Aunt Emma and Rose. niece's and nephew's ) very sad to see you go . But God knows best. Re can always pick up the phone and her family will be there because we love her also. Only God come before family.Take your rest Auntie Elaine. To be absent from the body is to be presence with the Lord !

Rebecca Wright

November 14, 2019

True - you will be greatly missed. I can stroll down memory lane and recall you at our house or we were at your house for summers on end and you were like a sister because you were close in age and fun to be around. I believe took my humorous personality from you because you were so witty and funny. I loved you then and I love you now and always. ♥️

Sandy Mills

November 14, 2019

I remember when me and ms. Ruth went on my first cruise. I had been doing Ruth for some years at this point so I felt very comfortable going with her. Also it was my first time on a plane ride. So we had to fly to Florida about 45 to a hour. I thought I was going to be nervous but I was so excited I was taking pictures. Ms. Ruth already had told me that she hated to fly and that she wanted me to sit by the window I was excited she had her head down and eyes closed the whole time. We laughed about that flight after we got back. I Loved her for that adventure in my life. The Best client ever even though she and Sheiree would always give me a hard time. I Will Miss Ms. Ruth

Gaile Griffin

November 14, 2019

Ruth I am so heartbroken to read this ! I worked with you at Cigna Ins for 14 years and so enjoyed your friendship and our conversations. You were the best Typist Cigna had and certainly the sweetest and comical friend that I loved. May you now rest in peace!! I know you have probably started your own typing dept in heaven. Type on my friend. May God comfort your family. I know how much you loved your daughter and she loved you. Prayers and love to your family and friends.

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