Leona 'Ruth' Thacker

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Leona "Ruth" Thacker, 92, of the Dyllis Community, went home to be with the Lord Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, at her home with her daughter by her side holding her hand.
Ruth was born Aug. 30, 1925, in the Wheat Community in Roane County. She worked at Roane Hosiery Mill and also X-10. Ruth loved to work outside in her flowers, loved to crochet, and most of all spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Frank Sherwood; second husband, Charles Thacker; parents, Joe and Daisy Copeland and Delia and Ralph Harris; daughter, Sandra Zeigler and husband Littleton "Zig"; and siblings, JT Copeland and JL Copeland.
Survivors include her daughter, Carol Prevo and husband Jerry, Anchorage, Alaska; grandchildren, Allen Prevo, Anchorage, Paige Eastburn and husband David, Walford, Iowa, and Travis Zeigler and wife Jaime, Harriman; great-grandchildren, Brittani Mezzanares. Sacramento, Calif., Brittain Prevo, Anchorage, Braydin Prevo, Brentwood, Calif., Nolan and Landen Eastburn, Walford, and Zechariah and Wyatt Zeigler of Harriman; siblings, Edith Ladd and husband RW, JH Copeland and wife Linda, Josephine Westmoreland and husband Gary, and Wanda Powers and husband Don; stepson, Mike Thacker and wife Karen, Kingston; and special friend, Thelma Grubb, Harriman.
The family received friends from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at Premier Sharp Funeral Home, Oliver Springs, with a funeral service at 1 p.m. A graveside service will follow at Roane Memorial Gardens, Rockwood, with her son-in-law Pastor Jerry Prevo officiating.
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Published in Roane County News on Feb. 23, 2018