Ruth Elaine WOODS

May 5, 1949 ~ December 26, 2008

Mrs. Ruth Elaine Woods, of Farmington, passed away Friday, Dec. 26, 2008, in Bonne Terre, MO., at the age of 59 years, 7 months & 21 days. Ruth was born May 5, 1949, in St. Louis, to Otis Everett O'Neal & Otella E. 'Ray' O'Neal. Also, preceded-in-death by her husband, Ronnie C. Woods, Sr. (2000); 1 Sister, Cathryn Dispenziere; 1 Brother, Billie Wayne O'Neal & 2 Grandchildren: Brian Allen Godat & Danielle Nichole Woods.

Ruth was a member of the Fresh Annointed Pentecostal Church.

Survivors Include : 2 Daughters, Dawn 'Mrs. Dale' Blakeley, of Bonne Terre & Terri 'Mrs. Gary' Woods, of Bismarck. 1 Son, Ronnie (& Sherry) Woods, Jr., of Farmington. 2 Sisters: Diane 'Mrs. Gary' Jones, of Bowling Brook, IL & Sandra Powell, of Ste. Genevieve. 6 Brothers: Eric (& Ruth) O'Neal, of Farmington; Scott O'Neal, of Farmington; Bob (& Linda) O'Neal, of Alton, MO; Kenneth (& Rosie) O'Neal, of Farmington; Dennis (& Mary) O'Neal, of Farmington; Anthony O'Neal, of Farmington. 10 Grandchildren: Ashley Woods; Cassandra Woods; Alisha Woods; Ronni Woods; Toni Farmer; Angel Godat; Levi Godat; Cody Godat; Jayden Woods & Wyatt Woods. 4 Great-Grandchildren: Amyia Woods; Jada Tiggs; Allie Brasel & Zane Scales. Also surviving are numerous Nieces & Nephews.

Visitation : Tuesday, 5-8 p.m. Visitation resumes Wednesday @ 6:30 a.m.

Funeral : Wednesday, 1:00 p.m., Dec. 31, 2008

at : TAYLOR Funeral Service CHAPEL, with Brother Tim Stafford officiating.

Interment : Hillview Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Farmington.

Memorials to : The Family would be appreciated.

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  1. To Ruth's family, I just wanted to say that as a young guy coming to work at State Hospital your mom took me under her wing and helped me be the nurse I am today. I was taught how to work and take care of patients under her direction. I started with Ruth, Wanda, and Ike and now all three of them are gone and the world is a lot less nice. I just wanted to say even though I haven't talked to Ruth in awhile she was always on my mind.

  2. I love you all and am so sorry I won't be able to come down for services. Brandon and Emma are just heartbroken – they adored their Aunt Ruth. We're all going to miss her terribly!

  3. I am so sorry about your loss,I know your mom was a great lady and will be greatley missed by all who knew her. I remember alot of great times when we were all little I will treasure those moments.

  4. Dawn, I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. My prayers are with you and your family. If you need to talk call me. I really know your loss and everything you are going through. Nancy- SMMHC ER

  5. Terri, I am sorry to hear about your mom. I know the pain that you are going through. I just lost my dad on December 4th and I cant get used to it that he is gone. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Hi Sis, I am gooing to miss you terribly. I will miss our weekly talks and our somewhat short get togethers but you are where you wanted to be since Ronnie died. I hope you are happy. I love you. Sue

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