Ruthie Owens

Born: Tue., May 12, 1925
Died: Sun., Oct. 24, 2010

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Ruthie M. Owens, a resident of Pendleton, died Sunday, October 24, 2010 in a local care facility. She was 85 years old. Private family services are planned. Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Owens was born May 15, 1925 in Lexington, Mississippi. She was the daughter of Eddie and Maggie Willington Washington. As a girl, she had lived and went to school in Isola, Missippi on a plantation. She would attend school for four months of the year, and then work for 8 months. She came to Pendleton in 1952. While here, she did domestic work for different families in the area for about 10 years. Then in 1962, she began working in housekeeping for the Community Hospital here in Pendleton. She continued there until her retirement in 1984. She greatly enjoyed spending time with her family and especially enjoyed playing bingo. She is survived by her son and his wife, Roosevelt & Wendy Chambers of Pendleton, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was preceded in her death by her parents, Her Husband, Eddie Owens, and two sons, Cleveland Owens and Eddie Reynolds.

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O. Cooper
   Posted Wed October 27, 2010
May the love and peace you shared with your dear Ruthie, be forever a part of your life. The future is bright for those who love God and believes in his promises. Psalms 37:10,11 speaks of a time when the whole earth will be filled with righteousness. Peace will aboud and loved ones will be together again. John 5:28,29There will be no more sickness or death, the former things will have passed away. Revelation 21, 3,4 My sincere condolences to the Family of Ruthie Owens.

Helen Hesterlee
   Posted Thu October 28, 2010
BINGO will never be the same without my adopted "mom" and confidante

Chris Stover Montee
   Posted Thu October 28, 2010
To Ruthie's family--my condolences. I remember Ruthie as a child when she would come once a week to help my mother out with us five kids and a big house. No matter how busy she was, she always had time for a big hug! When I would see her around town as an adult, she would always ask about my family, always concerned and ALWAYS a sweet lady! Those who knew her were blessed!|

ALLEN F.
   Posted Thu October 28, 2010
I RECALL A LOVING, LAUGHING WOMAN THAT PUT UP WITH ME, MY BROTHERS AND SISTER FOR SEVERAL YEARS. SHE WORKED FOR OUR MOM, BETTY. BUT I ALWAYS FIGURED THAT "RUTHIE" WAS IN CHARGE WHEN SHE WAS IN THE HOUSE. I NEVER FORGOT HER, I HOPE SHE DIDN'T FORGET ME.I'LL SEE YOU AGAIN MRS "RUTHIE", AND YOU'LL PROBABLY STILL BE IN CHARGE!

Jim Stover
   Posted Fri October 29, 2010
Ruthie was always a large part of my life when I was growing up in Pendleton. As my sister, Chris, mentioned, she always took time for us and was an amazing presence in our lives. I still believe that I would have starved had it not been for Ruthie May. My mother was not the best of cooks . . . My best to Roosevelt and his family. Thank you for sharing your wonderful mother with us.

Neil Stover
   Posted Fri October 29, 2010
Ruthie was not just our house-keeper, she was our mentor and a respected member of our family. She taught us to respect ourselves and our elders. She was always bursting with love, praise and a stern reminder to keep us in check. I will never forget her and her wonderful smile. Neil

Kim Collins Morrow
   Posted Fri October 29, 2010
Roosevelt and Family: I send my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your mother. Kim Collins Morrow

Mary C. Harris
   Posted Sat October 30, 2010
I will always remember Ruthie as a bingo partner. We had great times together. After she got so ill, she really looked forward to her bingo sessions. She was very kind and humble to all. God bless her!!

Mt. Zion Community Baptist Church
   Posted Sat October 30, 2010
Roosevelt & Family - We send our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your mother and our beloved church member. We will always remember Sis. Ruthie saying that each night when she prayed, she would always remember Mt. Zion in her prayers. Even when she couldn't make it to church any longer, her heart and spirit were there. We know that Sis. Ruthie is in heaven with Jesus, where there is no more pain and sorrow. She loved the Lord no matter what she was going through. Sis. Ruthie will be greatly missed. God bless you all,

Min. Tommy Williams
   Posted Sun October 31, 2010
Rosevelt and Family {1 THESSALONIANS 5:13-16} But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethen, concerning them which are asleep,that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 14For if we believe that JESUS died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in JESUS will GOD bring with HIM. 15For this we say unto you by the word of the LORD,that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the LORD shall not prevent them which are asleep. 16For the LORD himself shall descend from heaven with a shout,with the voice of the arch-angel, and with the trump of GOD: and the dead in CHRIST shall rise first.

Wayne & Isabel Ballou
   Posted Tue November 02, 2010
Ruthie was a very good friend of mine, whom I will miss terribly.

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