Ruth Gear Currence, 87, a resident of Mill Creek, passed from this life late Sunday evening, Sept. 16, 2012, in Hospice Care Inpatient Center in Elkins.
She was born Tuesday, March 10, 1925, at Huttonsville, a daughter of the late Earnest Gear and Mary Kyle Gear.
She was married to Leonard Currence, who preceded her in 1981.
Ruth attended the schools of Randolph County, and was the owner/operator of Mill Creek IGA for many years. She loved reading her Bible, being around children and eating popcorn. She was a member of Calvary Assemblies of God in Valley Head.
Ruth's survivors include her granddaughter, Angela Gale Hester; and several nieces and nephews including Sanford Snelson with whom she made her home for the last four years.
Ruth was preceded in death by one daughter, Shirley Taylor Hester and was the last surviving member of her immediate family having been preceded in death by five siblings, Robert Gear, Russell Gear, Ralph Gear, Junior Gear and Gladys Snelson.
Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 2 p.m. in Brick Church Cemetery in Huttonsville. Pastor Jack Howell will officiate, and interment will follow.
The family requests expressions of sympathy in the form of memorial contributions to Tyrand Cooperative Ministries P.O. Box 365 Mill Creek, WV. Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements for Ruth Gear Currence. Send online condolences to the family at www.therandolphfuneralhome.com.