Ruth Harris Clark Ruth Harris Clark of Charlottesville passed away Friday, August 30, 2013,, at the Hospice House. Ruth was born on April 18, 1922, in Thorpe, West Virginia, to the late Robert E. Harris and Bertha Ellen Harris. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Robert Clark; and two sisters, Hazel Lockwood of Alexandria, Virginia, and Shirley Sabiston of Albia, Iowa. She is survived by her daughter, Shirley Clark of Charlottesville; and one sister, Anna Orelup of St. Louis, Missouri. Other survivors include four nieces and one nephew. Ruth retired from the Martha Jefferson Hospital in 1987 after working many years as supervisor and later as associate director of nursing. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 4, 2013, at University Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dr. Michael Cheuk officiating. Interment will follow immediately at Holly Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 4 until 6 p.m. Tuesday, September 3, 2013, at Hill and Wood Funeral Home. Those who wish may send flowers or make memorial contributions to Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 300, Charlottesville, VA 22911 www.hopva.org or to University Baptist Church, 1223 W. Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903. Friends may send condolences to her family at www.hillandwood.com.
This obituary was originally published in the Daily Progress.