Ruth  Buckingham

Ruth H. Buckingham (Hoff)

Friday, June 15th, 1923 - Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020
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Ruth H. Buckingham (nee Hoff), age 97 of Winfield, MD passed away on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at her daughter’s home surrounded by her loving family.
She was married to the late Albert L. Buckingham for 58 years.
Mrs. Buckingham was born June 15, 1923 in Carroll County, MD the daughter of the late Charles Edgar Hoff, Sr. and the late Hilda Marie Hoff (nee Niner).
She was a homemaker and worked as the Cafeteria manager at Winfield Elementary School. She was a charter member of the Winfield Ladies Auxiliary and was a member of the former Salem United Methodist Church. She loved to play bingo. Ruth spent her life devoted to her church, her family, her fire department, and her community. She was the happiest when surrounded by her family.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law A. Wayne and Faye Buckingham of Frederick, son and daughter-in-law Galen and Cathy Buckingham of Westminster, daughter and son-in-law Ruthann and Ernie Pittinger of Winfield. Grandson: Bryan Pittinger and wife Evelyn of Winfield. Granddaughter: Stacy Baxter and husband Stephen of Winfield. Step Grandson Anthony Bowman of Westminster. Loving great grandmother of Leiana Baxter, Gabriella Pittinger, Mia Baxter, Savannah Pittinger and Olivia Pittinger. Also survived by her brothers Raymond (Ginny), Ralph (Barbara) Jimmy, and Larry (Diane) Hoff and her sister Charlotte Ogle and sister-in-law Helen Hoff and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her brothers Francis “Bud”, Charles E., Jr. Norman and sisters Mary Catherine Hoff, Elsie Legore and Pauline Muller.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, November 5, 2020 from 4-8 PM at BURRIER-QUEEN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, P.A. 1212 West Old Liberty Road, Winfield, MD 21784 (Beside South Carroll High school), with a memorial service by the Winfield Ladies Axillary at 7:30 PM. Also, a gathering on Friday prior to the funeral service from 10-11 AM with the Funeral service starting at 11AM. Funeral service will be live streamed starting at 10:50 AM. Social distancing and masks are required at the funeral home.
Interment at Evergreen Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Winfield Fire Dept. 1320 West Old Liberty Road
Sykesville, MD 21784 or to Carroll Hospice 292 Stoner Ave. Westminster, MD 21157.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, November 5th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, November 5th, 2020 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Burrier-Queen Funeral Home & Crematory, PA
    1212 W. Old Liberty Road
    SYKESVILLE, MD 21784
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Friday, November 6th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Friday, November 6th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Burrier-Queen Funeral Home & Crematory, PA
    1212 W. Old Liberty Road
    SYKESVILLE, MD 21784
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, November 6th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Friday, November 6th, 2020 11:00am
    Burrier-Queen Funeral Home & Crematory, PA
    1212 W. Old Liberty Road
    SYKESVILLE, MD 21784
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Evergreen Memorial Gardens
    FINKSBURG, MD 21048
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Doug and Diana Misamore

Posted at 12:17pm
We are very sorry for your loss. We remember
Ruth and your family very fondly. May God bless
and keep you all.
Doug and Diana Misamore

Gayle Taylor

Posted at 02:25pm
Dick and I have so many stories with Albert and Ruth to share. These memories are what we have and cherish everyday, they gave so much to the community over the years and loved every minute of it. We at the WVFD are family and forever will be blessed to have shared it with Ruth & Albert.
Our sincere sympathy
Dick & Yvonne Baker

James Muller

Posted at 11:31am
Send my sympathies to all of the family. She was a great neighbor and friend of our family. She was a hard worker and great cook always in the kitchen for community events. Never a cross word from her all those years. She will be missed by many.

Elaine Molesworth

Posted at 10:04am
Our love and prayers to the family in the loss of Ms. Ruth. What a blessing to have her as your Mom....always kind, caring and giving. So many memories of her from childhood on...Ms. Ruth and Mr. Albert gave so much of themselves to others and the community. I will always be grateful of their kindness to Mom. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers...a long life well lived and one who will certainly be missed. Cherish the memories.
Elaine & Jim Molesworth

Alice Scott

Posted at 10:02am
My deepest sympathy. She was a kind, a supporting, and a caring Lady.
Alice Scott

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