Ruth Almarita Ashworth, daughter of the late Earl A. Chamberlain and Beatrice McCain Chamberlain, was born Sept. 15, 1924 in Poplar Bluff, Mo., and departed this life Sunday, June 27, 2010, at the age of 85 years.
Survivors include two daughters, Donna Kay Costa, of California, and Sharon Garcia and her husband Armando, of Texas; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four sisters, Loretta Chamberlain, Betty Shelton, Joann Beisner and Martha Morgan; two brothers, Earl "Son" Chamberlain, of Texas, and Bill Chamberlain, of Illinois, and other relatives and friends.
Ruth was preceded in death by one sister: Earline Lipsey.
Funeral services were held at noon, today, Thursday, July 1, at McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with Rev. Dale Rickman officiating.
Burial was in Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett.
Pallbearers were Christopher Garcia, Allen Chamberlain, Gary Hillis, Michael Hillis, Jeff Chamberlain and Paul Morgan.