Ruth Whitten, 84

RUTH DODD WHITTEN AGE 84 OF JOHNTOWN TEXAS PASSED FROM THIS LIFE MONDAY JULY 9 IN HEERITAGE HOUSE  OF PARIS.

GRAVESIDE FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE 11 AM THURSDAY JULY 12 IN BOGATA CEMETERY CONDUCTED BY KEN DODD.  SERVICES ARE UNDER DIRECTION OF WOOD FUNERAL HOME OF BOGATA.  AT HER REQUEST THERE WILL BE NO VIEWING OR FAMILY VISITATION NIGHT.

MRS WHITTEN WAS BORN DEC 30, 1927 IN HORATIO ARKANSAS TO WAYNE AND IRENE DARNELL DODD. ONE OF TEN CHILDREN, SHE WAS THE 5TH DAUGHTER AND 7TH CHILD.  SHE MARRIED MARION (WHIT) WHITTEN OCT 8 1946 IN KANSAS   HE PRECEDED HER IN DEATH NOV 16, 1995. SHE WAS ALSO PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS, AN INFANT SON   FRANK WHITTEN JR 1953, A SON IN LAW JAMES WATKINS, TWO BROTHERS JERRY DODD SR AND M.J. DODD, AND THREE SISTERS NEVA WHITTEN, MARY ETHEL ALLLISON AND NOVELL KING.

MRS WHITTEN RETIRED FROM CAMPBELL SOUP IN PARIS TEXAS WHERE SHE WORKED IN THE VEG PREP DEPARTMENT.

SHE IS SURVIVED  BY  TWO DAUGHTERS  CAROL WATKINS OF DIANA TEXAS AND SANDY COX AND HUSBAND PERRY OF HALLSVILLE,TEXAS, GRANDCHILDREN PAIGE BREWER AND HUSBAND MIKE OF DIANA,TEX, AARON WATKINS AND WIFE MINDY OF PARIS, AND CLINTON COX OF PHOENIX ARIZONA, GREAT GRANDCHILDREN MCKINLEY  AND PEYTON BREWER, LANDON, MASON AND HADLEY WATKINS.  SHE IS ALSO SURVIVED BY SISTER FAYE HORN OF MINEOLA, AND THREE BROTHERS GRADY, S.E. AND  W.T. DODD ALL OF JOHNTOWN AND NUMEROUS NIECES AND NEPHEWS

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