Ruth passed peacefully away Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, surrrounded by family and friends. Ruth was born Feb. 3, 1924, in Van Alstyne, Texas, to Alva and Ida Buford.
She was preceded in death by her parents Alva and Ida Buford, husband, Jessing Harrington; three sister and three brothers. She is survived by a sister Mildred Bennett, a daughter Brenda Bays and husband, Herb; son Dannie Harrington and wife, Kay; son Ronald Harrington and wife, Bobbie; son Wendell Harrington and wife, Lana; daughter Pam Smith and husband, Bill; and son Mike Harrington and wife, Amanda. She leaves 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Ruth was a memeber of the 16th Street Church of Christ. No memorial services are planned. The Harrington fmaiy has entrusted the care of their loved one to Hamilton O'Dell Funeral Home. Creamation will take place at PCS.