Mary Ruth Thurman, 91, of the Prairie Grove community in Drew County, died on December 27, 2020 at the home of her niece, Susan Bowden Harris of Prairie Grove.
She was born November 24, 1929 and was the daughter of the late Charlie Allen Thurman and Elma Pearl Wells Thurman. She and was born and lived her entire life in the Prairie Grove community on Long Prairie in Drew County.
She was a graduate of Drew Central High School and a member of the Prairie Grove SBC Church where she served as the secretary of the Sunday school department for many years. A great deal of her life was spent caring for her widowed father and helping him on the family farm. Until her eyesight failed, she was an avid reader, gardener & quilter.
She was also preceded in death by a sister, Charlsie Maynell Thurman of the Prairie; and two brothers, Cecil Allen Thurman of the Prairie and Winfred Everett Thurman of Booneville, Mississippi. She is survived by sister, Ouida Christine (Clifford) Bowden of the Prairie and Billy Joe Thurman (Carol Jean) of Houston, Texas; a host of nieces and nephews, as well as great nieces and nephews; her beloved dog, Katie; and special friends, Virginia Robinson and Alice Merle High.
The family would like to give special thanks to Drew Memorial Hospital Home Health for their care along with her nieces, Susan Harris, Nikki Williams, Laci Marter and Staci James.
A graveside service will be held Monday, December 28 at 9 a.m. Lacey Cemetery in Drew County.
Memorials may be made to:
c/o Roy Alan White
671 Hwy 133
Fountain Hill, AR 71642