She was a member of the Alum Creek Church of Christ.
Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Benny Owen; sister, Mary Ann White; and brother, Charles Gillispie.
She is survived by son, Ronnie (Ellen) Owen; her special daughter, Linda Owen, who was always by her side and provided her with loving care ; grandchildren, Ronnie Dale II and Crystal Gail Schoolcraft; great grandchildren, Lilly Owen and Nathan Schoolcraft; and brother, Harry (Wanda) Gillispie of Alum Creek.
Service will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, December 31, 2015 at the Alum Creek Church of Christ with Ministers Kenneth Mitchell and Joseph Watts officiating. Burial will follow at Priestley-Pate Cemetery, Alum Creek. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
The family would like to thank the staff of Hillcrest for their wonderful care over the past 2 years.