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Ruth Howe

June 4, 1930 — May 9, 2022

Paducah, KY

Ruth Holley Howe, 91, of Paducah, Kentucky passed away at 7:38 a.m. Monday, May 9, 2022 at her residence. She was born in Lovelaceville, Kentucky on June 4, 1930 to the late Willie David Holley and Gladis Word Holley. Ruth retired from Paducah Bank after 32 years of service and after her retirement she worked for Banterra Bank for 10 years. She was long time active member of Margaret Hank Memorial Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Ruth was affectionately known by many as “Momma Ruth”.

She is survived by her daughter, Karen Gayle Troutman of Paducah, Kentucky; bonus daughters, Sharon Barnes of Paducah, Kentucky, Margaret Troutman of Nashville, Tennessee and Marcie Troutman of Punta Gorda, California; bonus sons, Tom Troutman of Paducah, Kentucky, Jeff Howe of North Pole, Alaska and Tim Howe of Illinois; sister, Mae Warren of Paducah, Kentucky; nine grandchildren; several great grandchildren; two nephews and one niece; special friends, Susan Roberts and Penny McDaniels.

Ruth was preceded in death by her first husband, Joe H. Guess; second husband, Howard Troutman; third husband, James W. Howe; one sister; three brothers and her parents.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 13, 2022 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with Rev. Chris Fleming officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105

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Service Schedule

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Funeral Service

Friday, May 13, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Milner and Orr Funeral Home of Paducah

120 Memorial Dr, Paducah, KY 42001

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Graveside Service

Friday, May 13, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Woodland Memorial Gardens, Kentucky, Paducah


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