Ruth Ann LeCompte, 95, of Laurel, DE, formerly of Cambridge, passed away on Friday, January 27, 2023 at her home. She was born in Vienna, MD on October 25, 1927 to the late Claude W. Adams and Anna Cannon Adams.
Ruth attended schools in Cambridge, graduating from Cambridge High School class of 1945, where she was voted “prettiest girl in class.” During her school years, she played basketball, which she continued through college, and also worked for JC Penney, Frankel’s 5 & 10 store, and her father’s logging business in Dorchester County. Ruth graduated from Penn Hall Junior College in Chambersburg, PA, and went on to the University of Delaware, majoring in Psychology and Spanish. She was a teacher for several Dorchester County schools, and was a social worker. On February 26, 1949, Ruth married Edward Lee LeCompte, who passed away on September 13, 2002. She sold New England Log Homes, for which she was featured in local newspapers. Ruth loved her many pets, sewing, basket weaving, restoring antiques, horseback riding, and being a Scout Den Mother. She traveled camping with family and friends throughout the east coast. Many would say that she was a hardworking, dependable, honest, and loyal, as any lady could ever be. She had that infectious spirit and always made time for family, friends, or people in need. She was a former member of Zion United Methodist Church in Cambridge, and a current member of Portsville United Methodist Church in Laurel, DE. She was a member of the American Legion Post 91.
Ruth is survived by her children Michael A. LeCompte (wife Connie) of Ocean City, and Betsy A. LeCompte-Anderson (husband Charles) of East New Market; grandchildren Taylor Anderson (wife Eileen) of South Carolina, and Tiffany S. Anderson of East New Market; her brother Roger F. Adams. Besides her parents and her husband, Ruth is preceded in death by her sisters Adalee Adams and Mildred Murphy.
At Ruth’s request, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to: Portsville United Methodist Church, 31060 Dogwood Lane, Laurel, DE 19956; or to AccentCare Hospice, C/O Season Hospice Foundation Donation Processing Center, 8537 Solution Center, Chicago, IL 60677. [seasonsfoundation.org/donate/] Arrangements are in the care of Thomas Funeral Home, P.A. in Cambridge, MD.