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Ruth Boyer O'Rourke

November 22, 1919 ~ November 16, 2020 (age 100)


Ruth Boyer O'Rourke, 100, wife of the late James O'Rourke, died Monday, November 16, 2020.

Born in Chester, PA, she was the daughter of the late Clarence Elwood and Marie Hunt Boyer.

Ruth was an active member of St. Mary's Catholic Church where she was well known for her handmade baptismal gowns. Since 1941 she was of a member of St. Mary's Council of Catholic Women, where she held various positions including President. She and her family have enjoyed sharing many memorable occasions and cherished friendships with their Lakemont mountain home extended family since 1952.

She is survived by son, John M. O'Rourke and his wife, Karoline; granddaughters, Theresa Taylor and her husband, Scott, Mary Kate Duncan and her husband, Scottie, Erin Colman and her husband, Donovan; step-grandson, Ryan Wilisch; great-grandsons, Wyatt and Remi Duncan, Luke and Jack Taylor, and Van Colman.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brothers, Elwood and Ralph Boyer; sister, Judy Emory; and grandson, James P. O'Rourke.

Recitation of the Rosary will be held Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, November 20, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Graceland Cemetery West. Guests are encouraged to follow CDC social distancing guidelines and to wear a mask.

In lieu of flowers a memorial may be sent to St. Mary's Church in Greenville or the St. Mary's Council of Catholic Women, 111 Hampton Ave, Greenville, SC 29601.



Recitation of the Rosary
November 19, 2020

6:00 PM
Thomas McAfee Funeral Home Downtown
639 N. Main Street
Greenville SC 29601,

Funeral Mass
November 20, 2020

12:00 PM
St. Mary's Catholic Church
111 Hampton Avenue


St. Mary's Catholic Church
111 Hampton Avenue, Greenville SC 29601

St. Mary's Council of Catholic Women
111 Hampton Ave, Greenville SC 29601

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