Ruth Esther Whittington of Waxahachie passed away Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, at her residence. She was born to Emil and Ruth Parker LaBarge in Acushnet, Mass.

Ruth loved spending time with her great-grandchildren and family and writing letters.

She is survived by her son, Glenn Whittington of Waxahachie; her grandchildren, Tami Crocker and her husband, William, of Houston, Sarah Whittington of Waxahachie and Haley Pennock of Waxahachie; her great-grandchildren, Alice and Emily Crocker, Coyt and Cali Pennock.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Whittington; and by her granddaughter, Jacqueline Whittington; two sisters and a brother.

A graveside service was held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, at Lakeview Cemetery with the Rev. Kevin Wilson officiating.