Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home

30 Riverside Highway, Bassett, VA


Ruth Ann Koger

June 25, 1926June 28, 2020
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Mrs. Ruth Ann Smith Koger, age 94 of Martinsville, Virginia passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2020 after a decline in health.

Mrs. Koger was born on June 25, 1926 in Henry County, VA. to the late George Smith and the late Pearl Redd Smith. She was also predeceased by her husband, James Elbert Koger, a daughter, Shirley Glenn and a son, Elbert Delano Koger. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a member of Antioch Christian Church.

Mrs. Koger is survived by five daughters, Verna Zapata (Francisco), Robin Koger (Robert Lee Glenn), Debra Koger, Nancy Koger, Lisa Jewett (Gregg), one son, Michael Koger (Lois),a daughter-in-law, Jantje Koger, a sister-in-law, Virginia Koger, eighteen grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Host of nieces, nephews and friends.

A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, July 15, 2020 in Carver Memorial Gardens. At other times the family will receive friends at the residence of her daughter, Verna Zapata.

Public viewing will be from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM daily thru Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Due to the Covid-19 Virus, mask and social distancing will be observed.

Online condolences at www.collinsmckeestonebassett.com

Collins Funeral Home at Bassett, Virginia is respectfully serving the Koger Family.


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Hazel W Spencer

July 1, 2020

To the Koger family. I want to say I will miss Aunt Ruth, she was a beautiful person, always nice and easy going, she never argued with you, she was like my second moma, she kept me most of my life until I started school, then in the summer I would spend most of it with her. To the family I extend my condolences, she will be greatly. God is with you by your side every step of the way, through comforting words of peace, love and hope. Call on him for strength and He will give you rest. Hazel and Leon Spencer, Ashley and Ayinde Jones,Sr and Ayinde, Jr. and Alijah Jones.

Lettie Belcher Aiken

June 29, 2020

Mrs Ruth (momma Ruth) was such a sweet person Verna and I have been friends long long time. And i was treated just like one of her children When i was right i was supported, When i was wrong she would say “ ah now Lettie you shouldn’t do that or you shouldn’t say that. Or you shouldn’t act like that. “ when i got myself together in life she was very happy for me . That just scratching the surface of memories 🙂 I loved this Lady No matter what I honestly never heard her say anything bad about anybody no matter what they done. Her most repeated words “ well Lord have Mercy “ Rest on Momma Ruth we ❤️ you

Karen Blanks

June 29, 2020

Thank you for being the greatest person I've ever known ❤️ it was a honor being your granddaughter we love you we will always miss you ❤️