Mary Elizabeth (Lib) Sweet Rufty, a resident of Glenaire Retirement Community in Cary, passed away on October 19, 2016. She was 95 years old. Mary Lib was born in Salisbury, NC on September 13, 1921 to the late Arthur Thomas Sweet and Lillian Julian Sweet.She graduated from Spencer High School, Woman’s College of University of North Carolina (currently UNCG), and received her Master’s degree from UNC-Charlotte. She retired from Salisbury City School System after serving as a teacher and Title 1 Program Director. She was also a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Salisbury.Mary Lib is preceded in death by her husband Thomas Wilson Rufty who died July 23, 1996, and 2 brothers Harold Sweet (Redmond, Washington) and Arthur Sweet (Jenner's Pond, Pennsylvania).She is survived by her loving family3 Children: Thomas Rufty, Jr. and wife Becky (Raleigh), Susan Siceloff and husband Robert (Columbia, SC), Jon Rufty and wife Jolie (Cary). 6 Grandchildren: Jeffrey Siceloff and wife Becky, Michael Siceloff and wife Erin, Rob Siceloff, Lindsay Rufty, Nina Johnson and husband Derek, Drew Rufty and wife Anne. 4 Great Grandchildren: Teresa Haynes (step), Sam Siceloff, Sarah Siceloff, Jack Siceloff, A memorial service will be held at 10:00a.m. within the Glenaire Retirement Community, 4000 Glenaire Circle, Cary, NC on Monday October 24, 2016.Inurnment of the ashes will be held at a later date in the columbarium of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Salisbury, NC.