Ruth Mildred (Crews) Winberley

Monday, September 12, 2016
Ruth Mildred Wimberley

Ruth Mildred (Crews) Wimberley, 92, of Rector, Ark., passed away Friday, September 9, 2016, at the National Health Care Facility in Kennett, Mo., surrounded by her family.

Ruth (Mema) was born October 23, 1923, at Campbell, Mo., to the late Elbert and Allene (Bucy) Crews. She married the love of her life, Frank Weldin Wimberley, and they shared their lives together for 70 years. They created a life full of love and joy for each other, and their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was a firm believer in hard work, whether it was working in church activities, or on the farm, in her garden, making lunches for their farm workers or selling watermelons she did it with a passion to always do her best and finish whatever she started.

Ruth was faithful in her Christian life, always putting the Lord first and giving thanks for all her blessings. Many will remember her as their Vacation Bible School, Wednesday night Bible Class teacher and mainly one who encouraged others to do their best.

She is survived by her daughter, Dana Hayes; a son and his wife, Lynn Wimberley and Gin of Jonesboro, her grandchildren, Joel Hayes (Dixie), Neal Wimberley (Ashley), Lee Wimberley and Jana Hayes Schimming (Wade); great-grandchildren, Jacob and Marissa Hayes, Anna, Maggie, Ladd, Landry and Lawson Wimberley and Audrey and Ben Schimming along with several nieces, nephews other family members and a host of friends she loved and cherished.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Jimmy Crews and son-in-law, Doyne Hayes.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept.12, at the 5th and Pine Church of Christ in Rector, with burial following in Woodland Heights Cemetery. Visitation was held Sunday evening at the church.

Pallbearers will include her grandsons and great grandsons, Lee Wimberley, Ladd Wimberley, Neal Wimberley, Joel Hayes, Jacob Hayes and Wade Schimming. Honorary pallbearers will include Ben Schimming and Lawson Wimberley.

Those wishing to leave a lasting memorial are asked to consider the Paragould's Children Home or a charity of the giver's choice.

Arrangements by Mitchell Funeral Home, Inc. Rector, Ark.

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