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Ruth A. Conrad, age 85 and a 30-year resident of Rockwall, passed away May 31, 2014.
She was born Dec. 6, 1928, in East Chicago, Indiana, to Hodge G. Finchum and Mary Elizabeth (Linebaugh) Finchum. Ruth was very social and enjoyed volunteering for and being a member of many groups and organizations including Rockwall Newcomers, CCW, Rockwall County Helping Hands, The Pumpkin Patch and Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. She enjoyed playing bridge, bunco and doing crossword puzzles.
Ruth is survived by her daughters: Mary Jo Womack and husband Jack, Beth Verser and husband Major Joe Verser, Judy K. Reck and husband Patrick and Patty Tooke; grandchildren: Carrie Green and husband Dr. Steve Green, Jamie Ashby and husband Chip, C.J. Connors, Zach Artz, Sam Artz, Cory Tooke, Conrad Verser and Paige Verser; great grandchildren: Caroline Michelle Ashby and Charley Renee Green; and son-in-law: Dr. Jim Connors.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband: Joseph C. Conrad; daughter: Carolyn Connors; brother: Vernon Finchum; and sister-in-law: Linda Finchum.
Funeral services were held 11 a.m., June 5, 2014, at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 135 Damascus Road, Rockwall, with Rev. George Monaghan officiating. The family received friends on June 4 at the funeral home for visitation from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and a wake and rosary from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gentiva Hospice, 2824 Terrell Rd, Ste 500, Greenville, TX 75402.
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Published on  June 5, 2014
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