OBITUARY

Ruth Ann Stroud

April 21, 1947April 7, 2019
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Ruth Ann Stroud, 71, of Cabot, Arkansas passed away peacefully on April 7, 2019. She was born on April 21, 1947 in Little Rock, Arkansas to the late Preston and Ruth Hood Whitley. She graduated from Hall High School in 1965 and Henderson State College in 1969. She was a member of Alpha Xi Delta Sorority. She married Michael Stroud in Little Rock, Arkansas on April 15, 1972. She taught physical education at Mills High School in Little Rock, worked for the Christian school at Grace Fellowship Church in Russellville, Arkansas, and worked for Russellville Middle School. She volunteered as a Girl Scout camp counselor at Camp Ouachita, at St. Mary's Hospital in Russellville and for the Young Life unmarried teen pregnancy assistance at Russellville High School.

Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Michael Stroud of Cabot, Arkansas; son, Barry (Beth) Stroud of Cabot, Arkansas; son, Andy (Kristi) Stroud of St. Louis, Missouri; grandchildren, Meredith and Carter Stroud of St. Louis, Missouri and Bruce Stroud of Cabot, Arkansas; sister, Bobbie Barnes of St. Louis, Missouri; mother-In-law, Demetra Stroud of Little Rock; sister-in-law, Judy Stroud of Austin, Texas: nephews, Sam (Amber) Barnes and Tim Barnes and great-niece, Evelyn Barnes and great nephew Camden Barnes all of St. Louis, Missouri.

Visitation will be at I:00pm, Saturday, April 13th in the chapel of Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth, Little Rock, Arkansas, followed by a memorial service at 2:00 pm with Olen Taylor officiating. Memorials in her name are requested to be made to the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org).

Services

  • Visitation and Reception Saturday, April 13, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, April 13, 2019
REMEMBERING

Ruth Ann Stroud

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Pam {Smith} Rusher

April 18, 2019

Mike, Barry, Andy and Bobbie,

Even though I share your pain in the separation RuthAnn, I am very thankful for the long friendships that began with our fathers [ not mothers which is most common]. So MANY HAPPY memories as the Whitley families adopted us and included us in everything.

I am most grateful that time and distance do not end friendships as we missed gatherings along the way. With Mama and Daddy and Buck in Heaven, I was given this verse which was not familiar but a true comfort:
"The righteous perish, and no one ponders it in his heart; devout men[women] are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil.
Those who walk uprightly walk in peace; they find rest as they lie in death." Isaiah 57:1-2

I will continue to pray for His healings for each of you and other family. Please know that "grief is a journey...not an event", so allow yourselves the time needed...
love you,
Pam

Kelly Walter (Mitchell)

April 13, 2019

Ruth Ann and Mike were generous souls and when I was going overseas with Wycliffe Bible Translators they offered to send out my snail mail news from the US. It was such a kind and generous offer, especially considering they didn't know me that well. Their willing service left an impression. My condolences Mike and family. May God comfort you in your loss.

Gary & Debbie Fiser

April 11, 2019

I wish I could remember all the many times we shared laughter, conversation and just being friends. Those days are so long ago. We moved from Russellville in 1987. I still remember your wonderful care the night Ryan was born and you both praying him into the world. After all he is named Michael Ryan.

We thought you were in Little Rock. Did not realize you had moved to Cabot. We will be thinking and praying for you Mike , Barry, Andy and your families in the days ahead..

Love,
Gary & Debbie

Angie Self

April 11, 2019

Prayers to the family of Ruth Ann Stroud. I remember her big smile and how much she loved her home in the Golden Pond subdivision when we came to view it. She and her husband were so patient in extending our offer so that we could purchase the home when our home sold. This year, one of the eggs that she had hand painted for Easter was broken when I went to get the Easter decorations out. She had left it in one of the cabinets. We have enjoyed living in this home for 20 years and appreciate her kindness during the purchase. And yes, boys, the Arkansas Razorback is still painted on the bedroom wall!! God Bless!

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