Patricia Ruth Younger Willbanks
Patricia Ruth Younger Willbanks, 92 of Little Rock, died June 22, 2012 (on her birthday). She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Rex Willbanks who died in 1979 and daughter, Peggy Willbanks Jordan in 1993, 1 sister, Peggy Younger Penix and two brothers, Billy Younger and Robert Robinson.
She is survived by a brother, Joe Younger of Newport; her children, Ruth Helen Eddleman (TN), Patricia Cranford, Bobbie Beard, and James Willbanks of Little Rock; 5 grandchildren, Amy E. Johnson, Jordan Beard, Lauren Vandiver, Scott Willbanks and Jamie Willbanks; 6 great-grandchildren, Charlotte Johnson, Elliott and Caroline Beard, Oscar, Byron and Graham Vandiver.
Ruth was born in Newport, AR. June 22, 1920 to Joseph & Willie May Younger. She had a deep love for her family and considered the rearing of her 5 children one of her greatest accomplishments. Ruth also loved to play bridge and spending time with her grandchildren and friends. She was a member of the Westover Hills Presbyterian Church.
A graveside service will be held at Little Rock National Cemetery on Monday, June25, 2012 at 11 a.m. The family ask in lieu of flowers donations be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Ruebel Funeral Home, www.ruebelfuneralhome.com.
"Ruth Helen, so sorry to learn of your mother's death. Your memories will become more precious with each passing day. "
Sandy Cox Preston | Monticello, AR | firstname.lastname@example.org
"I was so sorry to see Ruth's obituary in the paper. I thought so much of her (and of Oscar)and was glad to get to spend some time with her at Lauren's wedding. I'm very sorry for your loss."
Melanee (Beard) Yielding | Ward, AR | email@example.com
"This is Ben typing for Mom- She remembers all the good times we had in Elaine, and I remember them as well. You all are in our prayers."
Mary Kathryn Williams, Ben and Sherry Williams | Lepanto, AR | firstname.lastname@example.org
"Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. We are happy that we had the opportunity to know Ruth and were blessed by her kindness. "
Steve and Lillian Cranford | North Little Rock, AR | email@example.com
"I have many beautiful memories of spending time with Aunt Ruth. She has blessed my life in so many ways. The special love she had for Daddy has always meant the world to him and to me. We all loved her so. You are all on my heart and in my prayers -- I dearly love you."
Sally Slaughter (Younger) | Houston, TX | firstname.lastname@example.org
"My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. I have really great memories with Ruth as well as Bobbi, Doug, Jordan, and Lauren in Little Rock as a child and I certainly wish I could have seen everyone there more. All my love."
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