Ruby Irene Burkhart, 92, passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. Ruby entered into this life on Oct. 6, 1927 in Houston County, TN to the late Hans and Rosa Markin Anderson.

She was a member of New Providence United Methodist Church since 1966. Ruby was a buyer for Home Goods at Parks Belk where she worked for 17 years. She then went on to work and retired from JC Penny as a sales clerk.

Ruby was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Clarence Woodrow Burkhart.

Survivors include her daughter, Linda (Cliff) Wheelock; sons, Darrell (Sandra) Burkhart and Wayne (Theresa) Burkhart; sister, Myrtle Tourlott; grandchildren, Lisa (Scott) Little, Bryan (Laura) Suiter, Jody (James) Heady, Scott (Jessica) Burkhart, Jessica (Jason) Heckler, and Donald (Bethany) Burkhart and 16 great-grandchildren.

A private graveside service was held on Friday, May 15, 2020 at Resthaven Memorial Gardens. Family members served as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to New Providence United Methodist Church, Wednesday night supper fund.

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