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Ruth Marie Campbell

Ruth Marie Campbell, age 99 of Mena, AR passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2020.  She came into this world on May 28, 1920 in Nunley, Arkansas to James Poole Wagoner and Clara Bell Brumley Wagoner, and the oldest of 5 children.

Our mother Ruth always looked forward to the new day, especially when it was warm and the sun was shining.  She was an excellent cook and of generous disposition, and never turned down a hungry face.  She even managed to make people love greens, but was especially famous for her homemade bread that she made every week until she turned 95! She loved antiques and was a talented quiltmaker and made all of our beautiful clothes and quilts.  Mom loved to entertain and always enjoyed playing Bridge with her dear friends, Helen Dillinger, Mary Jo Abernathy, Paula Brotherton, Elsa Pause and Ida Pitchford.  She left this world in a most beautiful and peaceful way, surrounded by her loving family.  She would have celebrated her 100th birthday in May, but instead, lay down and shut her eyes among the people she loved the most.  She will be dearly missed.

She is survived by her daughters, Becky Borovac and Ellen Campbell, grandchildren, Anjali Carreras and Sesa Carreras, a great grandchild, Bella Carreras, her friend and caretaker, Tony Bunch and many wonderful nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, James and Clara Bell Wagoner, a brother, J.P. Wagoner and 3 sisters, Helen Masters, Mildred Sherran and Ruby Lou McCoy.

Ruth was sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home.  No services are scheduled at this time.

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