Ruth C. Pence, 85, of Elkton passed away May 31, 2016 at her home. She was born June 7, 1930 in Rockingham County and was the daughter of the late Robert Lee and Georgianna Lawson Crawford.
Ruth worked at the Grottoes Knitting Mill, Alliance in Shenandoah, and was the manager at the Dollar General Store for many years. She was a former member of St. Stephen's Church in Berrytown in her youth, and attended Lighthouse Tabernacle in Elkton. She was a homemaker and enjoyed crocheting.
On August 3, 1956 Ruth married, Clyde Norman Pence Sr., who survives. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Barbara Bailey and husband, Leon of Elkton; son, Rusty Pence and wife, Rhonda of Gallatin, TN.; grandchildren, Joseph, Sarah and Brooke Bailey, Rachel and Ryan Pence; sisters, Lillie Hawkins of Elkton and Joyce Potter and husband, Lloyd of Raceland, KY.
She is preceded in death by her brothers, Lloyd R. Crawford Sr., Robert Crawford Jr. and John Crawford and sisters, Ethel Meadows and Grace Meadows.
A funeral service will be held at 2pm on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton, with Pastor James Kite officiating. Interment will follow at Elk Run Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm on Friday at the funeral home. Friends may visit the home at anytime.
Thank you to the friends and family for their support during this difficult time, and a special thank you to RMH Hospice for all of their care.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Elkton Rescue Squad, 20871 Blue and Gold Dr. Elkton Va. 22827.
~Kyger Funeral Home Obituary, June 3, 2016
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