Ruth Louise Elko, of Matoaca, Va., died Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010.
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She was the daughter of the late Danny Gregory and Mildred Thrush Gregory, and the widow of John W. Elko Jr. Ruth was a graduate of St. Joseph School, Petersburg, Immaculata Junior College Washington, D.C., and attended St. Mary of the Woods College in Indiana.
Ruth is survived by four daughters: Susan E. Tardy and husband, Carroll, of Claremont, Va., Patricia A. Robertson and husband, Morris, of Sutherland, Va., Mary Lou Reynolds of St. Cloud, Fla., Pamela E. Sweeney and husband, George, of Chesterfield, Va.; and five sons: John W. III of Colonial Heights, Va., Daniel R. and wife, Wanda, Joseph B. and wife, Betty, Gregory L., and George A. and wife, Tamara, all of Chesterfield, Va.; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, March 1, at the Petersburg Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home & Cremation Service. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 2, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Petersburg, Va., with interment to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Petersburg, Va. Flowers are welcome or contributions may be made to St. Joseph Church, P.O. Box 2006, Petersburg, VA 23803.
Published in The Progress-Index on Mar. 1, 2010