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Ruth Myrtle Dowell, age 86, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at the Mountain City Care Center. She was born on April 17, 1929 to the late Clyde and Etha Dishman Stout. In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Marlan Dowell; sister, Nora Jones; great grandson, Joseph Pierson.
Ruth attended Walnut Grove Baptist Church and was a former member of Kennett Missionary Baptist Church of Kennett Square, PA.
Prior to her declining health, Ruth loved to garden, can vegetables and work in her flower gardens. She also enjoyed playing bingo, traveling and visiting and shopping in Lancaster County, PA with her friends.
Ruth is survived by her daughter, Linda Worth and husband Michael of Avondale, PA; son, Paul Trivette and wife Cindy of Mountain City, TN; brothers: Herman Stout and wife Ruby and Clyde Stout and wife Shelby, all of Mountain City, TN; grandchildren: Ralph Pierson, Joseph Worth, John Worth, Joshua Worth, Teresa Mousley and Stacy Trivette; great grandchildren: Megan Russo, Johnny and Cheyanne Worth, James Worth, Allyssa Mousley, Al Mousley; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was conducted at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 28, 2015 at the Mountain City Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Worth, Pastor Tommy Wurth and Pastor Steven Spencer.
Graveside srvice and interment followed at the Phillippi Cemetery. Pallbearers were Michael Worth, Joshua Worth, John Worth, Joe Worth, Tommy Wurth and Robbie Wurth. Honorary pallbearer was Marvin Fritts.
The family received friends from 2-3:00 p.m. on Sunday prior to the service at the funeral home.
At other times, friends may call at the home of Ruth’s brother, Herman Stout, 336 Roan Creek Road, Mountain City, TN (727-5903).
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The family of Ruth Myrtle Dowell has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.