Ruth P. Wharton died on November 3, 2020. She was born on September 21, 1940 in Long Beach, CA. She is survived by her son, Jim (spouse Maria), grandchildren, Juliana and Tyler, brother, Ted Peterson and nieces, Ashley and Tara. She was pre-deceased by her beloved sisters, Jeanne and Mary-Ellen. Ruth graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. After working as a nurse, she sold Tupperware, becoming a successful manager. Her most cherished times were the 30+ years she was the proud owner of the Book Fair in Spring Hill. Ruth loved the interaction with her customers. Over the years, Ruth volunteered for many organizations including the American Business Women’s Assoc (“Woman of the Year 1994”), La Sertoma, Hernando County Literacy Coalition, Dawn Rape Crisis Center (Board of Dir), Altrusa (1st chapter President), Nature Coast Women’s Investment Group (1st President), and the Revitalization of Kass Circle. Ruth was a strong, independent, thoughtful woman who was devoted to the things she loved, especially her family and friends. For many years, she traveled every month to South Florida to visit her grandchildren. We will miss her greatly. In lieu of flowers, Ruth asked that you please consider a donation to the Dawn Center of Hernando County.