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Ruth Clendenen Johnson

January 5, 1928 August 17, 2020
Ruth Clendenen Johnson
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Obituary for Ruth Clendenen Johnson

Ruth Clendenen Johnson, age 92 of Pikeville, died Monday, August 17, 2020 peacefully in her sleep at Bledsoe County Nursing Home with family by her side. Ruth loved to cook and can food from her and her husband’s garden. She never ceased to amaze those who were invited to Sunday dinner with the bountiful amount of food served on her table. Ruth was a member of Mt. Vernon Church of Christ.
Ruth was born January 5, 1928 to Robert Verner and Hassie Mae Hitchcox Clendenen who preceded her in death along with her husband, John M. Johnson; daughter, Betty Lou Turner; brothers, Leonard and Ranzie Clendenen; sisters, Alta Holland and Alma Christian; grandchildren, Brad Simmons and Sonyia Olendorf; sons-in-law, Jimmie Shaver and Buddy Lowell Turner.
She is survived by her daughters, Phyllis Shaver, Dayton, TN and Kaye (Sammy) Simmons, Dunlap, TN; grandchildren, Stacy (Tonyia) Turner, Rhonda (Tommy) Harveston, Missy (William) Farnsworth, Tammie Shaver, and Jason (Elise) Simmons; great-grandchildren; Chandler Turner, Marietta (Marcus) Thompson, Jackson Putnam, Hunter (Valerie) Harveston, Meredith, Savannah, and Caitlyn Farnsworth, Carrie and John Thomas Simmons; great-great-grandchildren, Liam Harveston and Cameron Turner; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.
A graveside service will be 3:30 pm CDT Thursday, August 20,2020 at Hitchcox cemetery with Bro. T A Smith officiating. In lieu of flowers the family request contributions be made to Mt. Vernon Church of Christ in Ruth’s honor.
Condolences can be made at Pikeville Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.


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