Ruth Rita Carty(1919 - 2013)

Ruth Rita Carty, 93

Ruth Rita Carty, 93 of Mountain Home, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at Baxter Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Carty was born July 19, 1919 in Brentwood, Missouri to Ben and Viola (Becker) Bertel. She married Robert Carty in St. Louis, Missouri and they were blessed with 61 years of marriage. She worked for many years as a secretary for the Caterpillar heavy equipment company in Decatur, Illinois. Mrs. Carty was a member of East Side Baptist Church, and enjoyed traveling. But most of all, she enjoyed spending time with the love of her life, her husband Bob.

Ruth Rita Carty is survived by her husband, a brother and his wife Vernon and Merle Bertel of Mountain Home, a brother in law and his wife John George and Brenda Carty of Imperial, Missouri, two nephews and their wives Mark and Angela Bertel of Mountain Home and Mike and Rose Bertel of St. Louis, Missouri, a niece and her husband Nancy and Nick Avoruis of St. Louis, Missouri, and several great nieces and great nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, a sister, and a brother in law Tom Carty.

A Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at the Roller Funeral Home Chapel. A Visitation will be held Monday, July 1, 2013 from Noon to 9:00 P.M., with the family receiving friends from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Salem, Missouri. Arrangements are under the direction of Roller Funeral Home. Visit an online guestbook at


Published in Baxter Bulletin from June 28 to July 2, 2013