Shirley Ann Ruark
February 23, 1926 – November 25, 2018
Shirley Ann Ruark, 92, passed away Sunday, November 25, 2018, at her residence surrounded by her family.
Shirley was born in Stilesville on February 23, 1926, the daughter of Cecil L. and Kathleen (Oursler) Nichols, and was a graduate of Fillmore High School.
Mrs. Ruark was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church. She worked for over 40 years as a Secretary at the Putnam County Extension Office. She was a volunteer with the 4-H Exhibit Association and handled all the fair’s financial records. Shirley was Grand Marshal in the 2005 4-H Fair Parade. She was declared a Friend of Farmers by Farm Bureau.
Survivors include her four children, Rodney Dale Ruark, (wife-Donna), Lancaster, Ohio; Diana “Kay” Seals, (husband-Carl), Shelbyville; Donald Ray Ruark (wife-Diana), Pittsboro; and Debra Ann Catron, (husband-Timothy), West Lafayette; fifteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Glen Doyle Ruark; and two sisters, Betty Josephine Nichols, and Mary Jane Nichols.
Services will be held 1:00 p.m. Sunday, December 2, 2018, at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Stilesville Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to time of service on Sunday.
Memories may be shared with the family at www.Hopkins-Rector.com.
- Visitation Sunday, December 2, 2018
- Funeral Service Sunday, December 2, 2018
Shirley Ann Ruark
Denise (Parker) Oxford
December 2, 2018
Shirley was an amazing woman who dedicated much of her life to the 4-H community of Putnam County. Many of us were blessed to have known her from our years in 4-H. She assisted many generations of 4-Hers and always had a smile to share.
May the family remember and cherish her forever.