Ruth passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at the Knoxville Hospital at the age of 88 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lee Shives; sisters: Mildred DeMoss and Margaret McReynolds; brother, Harry James Schrader and her stepson, Greg Loney.
Those left to honor her memory include her husband, Roy; children: Barbara (Jim) Walker of Grand Junction, Iowa, Bonnie Kaster of Des Moines, Betty Clark of Knoxville and Bryan Shives of Knoxville; step-children: Michael (Lola) Loney of Houma, La.; Michelle (Marc) Wambolt of Phoenix, Ariz., and Cindy Loney of Raceland, La.; 9 grandchildren; 7 step-grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 7 step-great grandchildren; 7 great-great grandchildren; siblings: Stella Clark of Knoxville, Howard Schrader of Newton, Evelyn Bachman of Knoxville, Zelma Beebout of Columbia and Virgil Schrader of Columbia and many other family members and friends.
For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to HCI Care Services or to the Columbia Fire & Rescue Unit. Online condolences may be left at BertrandFuneralHomes.com