Mt. Vernon Register-News

Obituaries

November 7, 2013

Ruth Presley

Sarah “Ruth” Presley, 86, of Ina, went to be with her Lord and Savior at 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at Countryside Assisted Living in Mt. Vernon.

She was born Dec. 19, 1926, in Ina, to Alva L. and Esther Stringfield Fowler. She married Alvin V. Presley on Dec. 6, 1947. He preceded her in death on July 24, 2002.

Ruth is survived by her children, Linda and David Scrivner of Belle Rive, Vernon and Renee Presley of Ina and Diane and Pat Murphy of Mt. Vernon; nine grandchildren, Mallory (Chad) Welch of Swansea, Wade (Tara) Scrivner of Washington, Amelia Presley of Chicago, Courtney (Brandon) Royer of Elgin, Annessa (Brent) Witges of Mt. Vernon, Blaine, Ansley and Logan Murphy of Mt. Vernon and Christy (Doug) Huse of Foristell, Mo.; 10 great-grandchildren, Emma Koontz, David and Kaegan Welch of Swansea, Allie, Grace and Hudson Scrivner of Washington, Abigail and Dakota Huse of Foristell, Mo., Colby and Ethan Royer of Elgin, and Brittany and Kevin Welch of Swansea; one sister-in-law, Kathleen Bumpus and husband Lloyd Bumpus of Mt. Vernon; brother-in-law, Joe Huddleston of Shreveport, La.; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Ellen Skinner; and two brothers, Stanton Fowler and James Robert Fowler.

Ruth was a faithful lifelong member of the Ina United Methodist Church where throughout the years, she was treasurer, song leader and Sunday school teacher.

Ruth began doing hair when she was about 12. She would go to older ladies’ homes and fix their hair for Sunday. She later apprenticed under Louise Fitzgerrell and then worked for many years with Allie Clinton. She opened her own beauty shop in Ina in 1966. She remained open for business until May of 2012. She loved doing hair for 74 years.

She was an avid Mt. Vernon Rams basketball fan. She enjoyed gospel music, traveling and being with her family.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Johnston Funeral Home in Ina with the Rev. Gary Whipple and the Rev. Ed Endsley officiating. Interment will follow at Kirk Cemetery in Ina.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Ina United Methodist Church and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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