Ruth Church Cox, 84, of St. Albans went home to be with her Lord and Savior on June 9, 2011 at Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston, WV.
Ruth was born on July 28, 1926 to Rufus and Pearl Church of McDowell County. She was preceded in death by her parents, all four of her brothers: Phil, Corbett, Ed and Bill Church, and her husband, William Cox. She is survived by daughters, Cathy Hawk,Loganville,GA, Connie Campbell (Richard), St. Albans, and Aaron Pendry,St. Albans. Ruth was also a loving grandmother to David Dubois (Andrea) Tyler,TX, ChadCampbell (Nicole), St. Albans, Darren Dubois (Carmen), Conyers, GA, Dustin Campbell, Philadelphia, PA, Alex Campbell, St. Albans and Logan Truman, St. Albans. She leaves behind three great grandchildren to help continue her legacy: Will and Chance Campbell and Cade Dubois.
Ruth leaves behind wonderful memories of her self-less, compassionate service to all who crossed her path. She graduated from Charleston General Hospital School of Nursing in 1947. She spent her life using the skills she learned there to care for others. She worked atCharleston GeneralHospitaluntil 1960. Ruth then worked for the medical department at DuPont, until her retirement in 1985.
Ruth’s loves were family, nursing and her church, Highlawn Baptist of St. Albans. She had been a member there since 1965 and served her church in many capacities over the years. Members there came to depend on her compassionate, helpful service. She was, indeed, an example of Christ’s love to all who knew her.
A celebration of Ruth’s life will be held at Highlawn Baptist Church on Sunday, June 12th with pastor Mark Stauffer officiating. Graveside service will be 11:00 a.m. Monday at Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the church. The family would like to offer our sincere appreciation to the entire staff of Hubbard Hospice House for the exceptional loving care our mother was given. We would also like to thank Dr. Jonathan Lilly for his many years of care and concern. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Hubbard Hospice House of Charleston. Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek is in care of arrangements.