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Ruth Julia Sherman

ruth-sherman-1Ruth Julia Sherman, age 94, of Mena, died Monday, October 31, 2016 at the Oaks in Mena. She was born on Monday, March 6, 1922 to David Monroe and May Carter Beck in Alf, Arkansas.

Ruth loved and served the Lord with all her heart.  She was a pastor’s wife for over 50 years and a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Mena for over 30 years. She always wanted people to love the Lord and do what’s right.  Ruth was an excellent cook and enjoyed making her deviled eggs for church socials and her Lemon Take A Long Cake.  Some of her hobbies included sewing, gardening and playing games with her friends. Ruth was a Godly mother, grandmother, aunt and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Emmett Sherman; daughter, Linda Sue Spoon; three brothers, Richard Beck, Raymond Beck, and D.M. Beck; and one sister, Rena Little.

Ruth is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Gwen Sherman of Nashville, Arkansas; son-in-law, Ronnie Spoon and wife, Betty of Hatfield; four grandchildren, Robby Sherman of England, Arkansas, Teri Morton of Little Rock, Ronnie Borin of Mena, and Tammie Wheless of Mena; nine great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Larry Sherman, Brother Robby Sherman and Brother Allen Morton officiating. Interment will follow in the Pinecrest Memorial Park in Mena. Visitation will be Wednesday, November 2, 2016 from12 p.m. till service time at 2:00 p.m. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena.

The family of Ruth wants to send a very special thank you to Dr. Finck and his staff and also the staff at The Oaks in Mena.

Pallbearers will be Tim Masters, Ronnie Spoon, Waldo White, Jerry Taylor, Howard Barr, and Bob Sharp.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to The Oaks, 1341 South Mena Street, Mena, Arkansas 71953.

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  1. carroll d pettigrew

    i loved “momma” ruth so much. edna and I always enjoyed going by her house from time to time to take her to calvary Baptist church. just before she moved to the oaks, she gave me a small white plant table and one of her beautiful plants.

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