Ruth Ida Havens, 89, of Curve Road, Pearisburg, departed this life Monday morning, November 18, 2013 at Kelly’s Home Care in Glen Lyn. Born in Rocky Gap on February 7, 1924, she was a daughter of the late Roy Alvie and Louisa Jane Hounshell Neal. She was a retiree from the Celanese Plant with over 39 years of service. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Walter L. Havens, Sr., her brother Claude Neal, and her sisters Margie Songer and Ethel M. Kirk.
She leaves to cherish her memory her son “Bucky” Walter L. Havens, Jr.; her daughters Linda Gay Whittaker of Pearisburg and Lois Marie Havens of Vinton; her sisters Dorothy Poole of Baltimore, Trula Smith of Powhatan, Cleta Stoots of Max Meadows, and Mary Gautier of Pearisburg; her eight grandchildren, and her several great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2:00 pm in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke with entombment following in Birchlawn Abbey in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12 noon until time for the services Thursday. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.