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Clara "Ruth" Goins

GOINS, CLARA "RUTH," 79, of Eastwood, passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2012 surrounded by family.

She was born December 13, 1932 in Louisville, the daughter of the late Charles Yates and Flora Hornback Yates and was retired labeler for Grosscurth Distilleries.

She is preceded in death by her grandson, Joey Kemp; and siblings, Coleman, D.L., Ray, David, Edna, Edith and Dorothy.

She is survived by her beloved husband, William "Bill" Goins; children, Sylvia Spencer, Marie Kemp, Bo Mathis, Jo Zehnder and Tee Zehnder. She is also survived by six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; brothers, Roy and Fritz Yates; and her sister, Audrey Malone.

Her funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Pearson Ratterman Funeral Home, 12900 Shelbyville Road with burial to follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Thursday and after 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial gifts in the form of contributions may be made to Hosparus.


Published in Courier-Journal on July 11, 2012.
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