ST. LOUIS - Ruthie Joyce Carter, 85, passed away May 13, 2006, after an extended illness at St. Anthony's Medical Center in St. Louis.
Born Nov. 1, 1920, in the Avert Community, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Viola Pruitt Perry.
On Feb. 22, 1941, she married Dan W. Carter, who preceded her in death on Dec. 13, 1968.
One son, Richard; three grandsons, Terry Jr., Ricky and Christopher Carter; two brothers, Dallas and Delbert Perry; and one sister, Beatrice Carter also preceded her in death.
Survivors include: three sons, Danny (Eva) Carter of Cape Girardeau; Terry and special friend, Shelia Bequette of Collinsville, Ill., Dennis and special friend, Dolores Gladwell of Fenton; two daughters, Marilyn (Kenneth) Ritch and Carolyn Carter of Fenton; one brother, Gene (Mamie) Perry of Bloomfield; two sisters, Imogene (Jim) Laughlin of St. Louis and Judy (Sam) Giambelluca of Poplar Bluff; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-
grandchild; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Friends may call at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Harold Christian will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Walker Cemetery.
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Memorial contributions may be made to:
St. Anthony Hospice Development
10010 Kennerly Road
St. Louis, MO 63128