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Ruth A. Thomas

Ruth A. Thomas Ruth A. Thomas

Ruth Arnettie Thomas, 68, New Salisbury, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017.
Born March 25, 1948, in New Eagle, Pa., she was the daughter of the late James Beasley and Gwendolyn Young Beasley.
She was a member of Graceland Baptist Church in New Albany and loved the Lord. She began her career as a baker at Huff Bakery in Cleveland, Ohio, at the age of 16 then pursued a career in nursing that spanned more than 35 years, beginning as an ICU nurse with a career that included 15 years at Floyd Memorial Hospital as an oncology nurse and a pediatric nurse.
Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Paul Thomas Jr.; two daughters, Stacy Stem (Chris) and Susan Miles (Bob); three grandchildren, Owen Miles, Ella Stem and Grace Miles; and three brothers, James, Charles and Scott Beasley.
Visitation: Sunday, Jan. 29, from 2 to 8 p.m. at Garr Funeral Home in Sellersburg.
Funeral: Monday, Jan. 30, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home followed by private burial in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany.