Ruth Foutz Crouch, 75 of Bedford, passed away Monday, April 29, 2013 at Bedford Memorial Hospital. She was born on Sunday, Aug. 29, 1937 in Pulaski County, a daughter of the late Oakey L. Foutz and Rachael Watson Foutz. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willys Sherwood Crouch. She was a retired manager of D. Reynolds Clothing Store after many years of faithful service and was a member of the Women of the Moose
#1005 and Main Street United Methodist Church. She was lovingly known as the "Pie Lady" of Bedford and also a seamstress to all. Surviving are her sons, Edward V. Crouch and wife, Donna; Jeffery N. Crouch and wife, Carolee of Bedford; two grandchildren, Jennifer Crouch Minnick of Madison Heights, Heather Crouch of Forest; a brother, Melvin B. Foutz of Baltimore, MD; two sisters, Lottie Brown and husband, Fred of Lynchburg, Carolyn Crouch and husband, Riley of Huddleston. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 11 am at Updike Funeral Chapel, Bedford with Rev. Bart Weakley officiating. Interment will follow in Virginia Memorial Park. Friends may call after 1 pm on Wednesday and the family will receive friends 5 until 8 pm at Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.