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Helen Ruth McClure Blake, 71, enthusiastic shopper with a talent for finding bargains

Helen Ruth McClure Blake

WILMINGTON — Helen Ruth McClure Blake, 71, died Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at Lower Cape Fear LifeCare.

She was born Jan. 5, 1949, in Murphy, a daughter of Mary Morrison and the late Edward Morrison.

Ruth lived in Wilmington for 30 years, but her early childhood was spent in Ohio before moving to Georgia. She was a caretaker to the elderly for 25 years and owned and operated Ruth’s Magic Touch Cleaning Service for many years. Ruth loved children and animals, and they loved her. She enjoyed shopping and had a talent for finding bargains. She enjoyed going to auctions and was active in the Blake’s family businesses.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her loving husband of 30 years, James R. Blake; two children, Stacey Connell (John Drew) and Tim Connell; two sisters, Joyce Ball and Louise “Snookey” Whitemore; and her beloved dog, Annabella Blake.

Share online condolences with the family at Andrews Mortuary & Crematory.

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