Ruth Alene Tuttle, 84, died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, at Ozarks Medical Center.
She was born Dec. 15, 1926, in Hartshorn, daughter of James Henry Stark and Sarah Jane Dyer. She and Delmer Tuttle were married July 2, 1949 in Salem, Ark.
She was a long time member of the Hartshorn Church of Christ and was currently attending the Church of Christ at Flat Rock. She was employed at General Electric in St. Louis before the family moved to Summersville in the late 1950s. In May 1965, she began working at the Angelica Uniform Factory, where she worked until she retired in January 1989.
After her retirement, she enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She loved to care for her great-grandchildren. She enjoyed working at the Summersville Senior Center and eating there with her friends, including Olga. She enjoyed sewing, doing puzzles and making quilts for family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Delmer; 10 siblings, Louis, Bessie, Maymie, Bulah, Earl, Lillian, Eathel, Alfred, Junnita, and Mathew “Mac”; and a great-granddaughter.
Survivors include two daughters, Karen McAdams Summersville and Sharon Cook of Hartshorn; three sons, Ron Tuttle, Don Tuttle and Gary Tuttle of Summersville; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, family members and friends.
Services were Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Herbert Tuttle officiating. Burial was in Summersville City Cemetery.