Ruth Virginia Morrow Keithley
Ruth Virginia Morrow Keithley passed peacefully into heaven on May 8, 2016. Ruth was born on Battlement Mesa, October 24th, 1924, to Jack Morrow and Julia Williams Morrow.
As a young child, she adored accompanying her father on horseback to the Battlements, riding cattle pool, and checking and doctoring the cattle. She idolized her father.
Ruth was married to Earl Keithley Jr. in 1944.
Ruth loved her flowers, gardening, watching basketball games, and her bummer lambs and sheep. She & Sonny worked side by side on their farm raising sugar beets, potatoes, hay, and the boys.
Ruth had a beautiful voice. She was passionate about playing the piano and singing on Sunday at her Baptist Church. She continued playing & singing all her life.
She possessed an undying love for her four sons, Dee, Dick, Danny, and David. Ruth was also a “mother to many.”
Surviving Ruth are her four sons, twelve grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, numerous daughters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and many dear friends.
Services for Ruth will be Saturday, May 14th, at 2:00 P.M. at the First Baptist Church in Silt, CO. Reception / Luncheon will be held before the service at noon. Interment will be at the Battlement Mesa Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Garfield County Building Fund.
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