Ruthie A. Hilt, 70, beloved wife of Philip Hilt Sr., who predeceased her, died surrounded by her loving family following a brief illness, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, at the Sussman House in Rockport.

Family and friends are invited to visit from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland. A celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 15, at Thomaston Baptist Church, 212 Main St. The Rev. Wayne Sawyer will officiate. Interment at East Union Cemetery will be in the spring.

A full obituary will be published. To share a memory or condolence with the Hilt family, visit their Book of Memories at