Obituary for Ruth Altstatt

Ruth Ellen (Brown) Altstatt, 84, of Heavener was born Jan. 12, 1934 in Heavener to Lewie R. and Dessie (Williams) Brown and went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 31, 2018 in Heavener.

Funeral service is Friday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Heavener with Dr. Bob Harper officiating. Burial will follow in Heavener Memorial Park, under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener.

Ruth married George Altstatt on March 22, 1952. She grew up in the Heavener area and was a resident of Pine Bluff, Arkansas from 1959 to 1998 before moving back to this area. She was a housewife and later on worked in fabric stores. Ruth loved spending time with her family and crocheting. She made hats for other cancer patients and lap quilts for the nursing home. Ruth was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She will be missed by all who loved and knew her.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, George Altstatt, of the home; three daughters Georgia (Doddie) Dean and husband Mike of Heavener, Carrie (Candy) Irvin and husband Terry of White Hall, Arkansas, and Nancy McClain and husband David of Heavener; one son Jeffrey (Jeff) Altstatt and wife Shelley (Wiles) of Heavener; one brother Lewie R. Brown II and wife Donna of Pine Bluff, Arkansas; 13 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends whom loved her very much.

She was preceded in death by her parents; paternal grandparents, William L. and Sophia Brown; and maternal grandparents, Marion and Mattie Williams.

Pallbearers will be: Chris Dean, Patrick Dean, Scott Irvin, Bryan Altstatt, Andy Altstatt and Greg McClain.

Honorary pallbearers are her great grandsons and great-great-grandsons

Viewing is Thursday from 8:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. The family will visit with friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to either the Breast Cancer Foundation or the Gideon Bibles.

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