Ruth L. Lewis, age 89, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Sunday afternoon, October 13, 2019, at Flora Gardens Care Center.
She was born April 12, 1930, in Xenia, the daughter of George Wendell and Marjorie (Dively) Vaughn. She was united in marriage to Paul G. Lewis on July 5, 1953, in Louisville and they shared 56 years of marriage until his death November 2, 2009.
Ruth will be remembered as a caring wife and mother. She had delivered newspapers for the Clay County Advocate Press in the past. She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals Baseball and Illinois Basketball fan and was a talented piano accompanist.
She is survived by her two sons: Keith Lewis of Geff and Steve Lewis of Flora; 3 grandchildren: Brandi (Danny) Brown, Bailey Lewis, and Cameron Lewis; 4 great-grandchildren: Emma, Aria, Isla, and Zoey; 3 sisters: Kathryn Grogan of The Woodlands, TX, Dolores Harris of Flora, and Mary Ann Harris of Bonne Terre, MO.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son: Dennis Lewis; 3 brothers: James, Charles, and Paul Vaughn; and 1 sister: Florene.
A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, October 20, 2019, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora. Interment will follow in Floral Garden of Memories Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 12 noon until 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations are suggested to the Flora Academic Foundation and will be accepted through the funeral home.