Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service

186 Shelton Shop Road, Stafford, VA


Ruth Putnam Maxwell

January 3, 1970July 27, 2019

On Saturday, July 27, 2019 Ruth Maxwell lost her battle with ovarian cancer in the loving arms of her husband, Scott Maxwell and went into the arms of our Lord. She was 49 years young.

She was just that, young at heart. Ruth loved life. Whether she was quietly reading her favorite books or sitting to chat with friends and family, Ruth soaked up life’s little moments. She and her husband Scott enjoyed many trips and good times together from skiing in West Virginia to fishing off their dock, beach vacations to Myrtle Beach and trips to the farm in Millboro. And anyone that knows Ruth knows how much she loved cheering on her Dallas Cowboys while sipping a cold beer.

Ruth was a Virginia girl, raised by her father, Charles Putnam Jr. and mother, Dorothy (Orrell) Putnam, who predeceased her. She leaves behind her brothers Bobby Bollinger, Roy Bollinger, Tom Bollinger, and her husband, Scott Maxwell. She also leaves behind brother-in-law Ronald Maxwell and wife, Amber; brother-in-law Gary Maxwell; sister-in-law Rhonda Normandin, brother-in-law Chris Maxwell and wife, Jennifer; and many nieces and nephews. Ruth leaves behind lifelong friends Trudy Deyo, Tiffany King, Jessie Bishop and parents, Glen and Sandy Bishop, along with Rob and Sarah Moffett, and children Taylor and Robert.

Ruth grew up in Millboro, Virginia before the family relocated to Stafford where she graduated from North Stafford High School in 1988. Afterwards, she worked for various defense contractors before supporting Scott with his contracting business and nannying for the Moffett family helping to care for their children, Taylor and Robert.

Of all the things in this life, Ruth treasured being with Scott and their dogs. She fought every day to stay with them. She was a strong Christian who believed there was nothing God couldn’t handle. “Pray for me,” she’d say.

She would want to be remembered with love and laughter, living life to the fullest.

Family and friends will gather to honor and remember Ruth’s life on Friday, August 9, 2019 in Mt. Ararat Baptist Church, 1112 Garrisonville Road, at 11:00 a.m. with a reception to follow.

Honor Ruth’s legacy with a donation in her memory to T.E.A.L. Tell Every Amazing Lady about Ovarian Cancer https://tealwalk.org/generaldonation/ or become involved and help fight cancer in any way you can.


  • Celebration of Life Friday, August 9, 2019


Ruth Putnam Maxwell

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Chris Lindsay

August 14, 2019

I was lucky enough to have met Ruthie through her Dad. I have very fond memories at their farm. Especially around Thankgiving. Anyone who knew her dad(Chaso), knew he was a big Redskin fan, and Ruthie just had to be different. They had some good loving battles. I miss them both. Heaven will surely be lively this Thanksgiving.
Scott, Steve and I are so sorry for your loss. We had no idea that this sickness had returned. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Chris Lindsay ( Chilli)

Jean Rice

August 7, 2019

There are no words to say except your in God's hands now and free from all pain , when you get a chance Ruthie will you please s tell Leon hello for me and I sure miss him ,God bless you and now you can RIP love you my friend

Trace Carscadden

August 7, 2019

I remember Ruthie . She was a spunky tall blonde student in my first grade class in Millboro. One very vivid memory of Ruthie comes to mind. Around Christmas ,Ruthie asked me what I wanted for Christmas. I told her a prince charming. The next day Ruthie returned and walked up to me and told me I wasn’t going to get a prince charming for Christmas. Her exit line was that her mother had married the last one!
I am sorry that I didn’t keep up with Ruthie. I know she is free of pain and in Gods heaven . The Peace of the Lord to her family and friends. Trace Carscadden