Lorene Ruark

June 25, 1941March 5, 2018

Lorene Ruark, 76, of Wallingford, Kentucky died Monday, March 05, 2018 at the Maysville Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility. She was the widow of Wendell Ruark who died April 28, 2012. Mrs. Ruark was a seventy year plus member of the Oak Ridge Baptist Church and she formerly owned and operated Crawford’s Grocery. Lorene was born in Lewis County, Kentucky on June25, 1941 the daughter of the late Norman and Kathryn King Crawford. She is survived by her two sons, Mark Ruark (Patricia) of Wallingford, KY and Gerald Ruark (Peggy) of Aberdeen, OH; seven grandchildren, Wesley Ruark, A. J. Natale (Shannon), Sarah Bowers, Kaitlyn Ruark, Joshua Ruark (Erica), Ashley Lake (Peter) and Chelsey Ruark and seven great grandchildren, Timothy Ruark, Samantha Ruark, Rachael Bowers, Josiah Ruark, Olivia Ruark, Lilly Lake and Seamus Lake. Besides her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Timothy Ruark and Marcus Leon Ruark; her brother, Larry Crawford and her two sisters, Virginia Beckett and her twin, Irene Crawford who died in infancy. Funeral services for Lorene Ruark will be held at the Oak Ridge Baptist Church at 1:00 PM, Thursday, March 8, 2018 officiated by Rev. David Hickerson. Burial will follow in the Oak Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the Knox and Brothers Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from 5 to 8 PM and also on Thursday at the church from 11:00 AM until the hour of the service. Guestbook at


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Jane Kirkland Black

March 7, 2018

So sorry to learn of the passing of Lorene. She was one of the finest ladies I have ever met. A dear friend in past years. God bless each of you and may God put his arms around you and comfort you during this time.