Ruth “Ruthie” Diane Clarkston, age 66 years, of Jefferson City, Mo. passed away Thursday, December 6, 2018 at Capital Region Medical Center, surrounded by her family.
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She was born on July 1, 1952 in Tuscumbia, Mo. the daughter of the late John Wesley and Johanna “Jennie” Katherine (Holzer) Clarkston.
A lifelong resident of the Central Missouri area, Ruth attended grade school at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic School in Mary’s Home, Mo. She graduated from Cole R-5 in Eugene, Mo. in 1970. From there, she went on to work as a secretary with the Division of Employment Security. She was employed there until her retirement in 2005.
Ruth’s favorite memories were with her family and her pets. She enjoyed shows in Branson, Mo. and was a Cardinal’s baseball fan.
Survivors include her son, Shannon Clarkston of Jefferson City, Mo.; four brothers, Lawrence Clarkston, William “Bill” (Helen) Clarkston, Darrell (Joyce) Clarkston, all of Jefferson City, Mo., and Wilburn Clarkston of Westphalia, Mo.; and two sisters, Mary Jane (Rowland) Doerhoff of Jefferson City Missouri and Charyl Clarkston of Jefferson City, Mo.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Evelyn (Alfred) Thoenen and Louise Weed; two brothers, James “Jim” Clarkston and Charles “Charlie” Clarkston, one niece and two nephews.
A celebration of life service will be held Sunday, January 6, 2018 from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm at the V.F.W. in St. Martins, Mo.105 Irwin Dr, Jefferson City, MO 65109
Those desiring may make memorial donations to the Callaway Hills Animal Shelter, 2714 State Rd Tt, New Bloomfield, MO 65063.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.