Ruth Kerns Clatterbuck

November 22, 1915April 9, 2017

Ruth Kerns Clatterbuck, 101, a resident of Harrisonburg passed away at her home on Sunday, April 9, 2017. She was born in Shenandoah County on November 22, 1915 and was the daughter of the late William Stover and Hazel Pulse Kerns.

Ruth lived the majority of her life in the Harrisonburg area and was a graduate of Linville-Edom High School. She was a beautician and a member of the Linville Congregational Christian Church.

On May 23, 1948 she married George R. Clatterbuck; they were married for 50 years. He preceded her in death on April 1, 1999.

She is survived by a daughter, Kay L. Clatterbuck of Roanoke; a son, Glen W. Clatterbuck and wife, Claire Jerry, of Jacksonville, IL; two grandchildren, David Clatterbuck and fiancé, Emily Palid, and Thomas Clatterbuck; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Alice Bosserman and Frances Hoskins; two brothers, Joseph Kerns and Charles E. Kerns.

The family will receive friends 5:00-7:00 pm, Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.

A graveside service will be held 11:00 am, Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Mt. Sinai United Methodist Church Cemetery (Vision of Hope) with Pastor Nate Yoder officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Linville Congregational Christian Church, 4982 Kratzer Rd., Harrisonburg, VA 22802.

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, April 11, 2017

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, April 12, 2017


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Laura Thompson

April 22, 2017

Dear Kay and Glen! I loved your Mom so much. I will really miss her. My love to both of you. Laura

Georgia Kerns

April 14, 2017

Kay and Glen, our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. Letting you know that Calahan remembered visiting and recognized your mom when he saw the picture of them together. He remembered the toys in the basement and living room. I'm so glad we were able to give him that memory. Peace to you both, Georgia, Joe, Mara, Pete and Calahan

April 11, 2017

Kay, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

David & Regina Ingram

Duane Stover

April 11, 2017

My deapest sympathy, I did not know Ms. Clatterbuck personally but Cathy one of her care givers thought alot of her so she must have been a wonderful lady, God bless your family

Barbara Chittum Hutchens

April 10, 2017

Ruth was my neighbor but I have know here since I was a little girl when we all went to the Baptist Church. She was one sweet and funny lady. One day I went to see her on the day I go get my hair done. She told me my hair looked better than the last time she saw me. I use to take her fresh tomatoes and angel food cake. Also Patsy and Hugh were high school classmates.

Barbara & Hugh Hutchens