Ruth R. Locklear(1940 - 2018)

Ruth R. Locklear

Raphine - Ruth Wanda (Rowe) Locklear, 78, of Raphine, passed away Monday, September 10, 2018.

Ms. Locklear was born on March 23, 1940 in Lofton, Virginia, a daughter of the late Russell and Julia (Harvey) Rowe.

Ruth was a member of Pines Chapel Presbyterian Church, and retired from American Safety Razor. She enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening, and cooking for the ones she loved. Ruth had a special love and faith for her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by the father of her children, Joe Locklear and a sister, Louise Doyle.

Surviving is a son, Joey Locklear of Waynesboro; a daughter, Trina Locklear; a granddaughter, Haley Stevens; and two great-grandchildren, Julia and Graelyn Hance, all of Houston, Texas; a brother, Bobby Rowe; and a sister, Rosalee Miller both of Greenville; and a brother-in-law, Elmer Doyle of Staunton.

The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday, September 13, 2018 in the Coffman Funeral Home and Crematory.

A Celebration of Life will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 14, 2018 in the Pines Chapel Presbyterian Church by Pastor Joey Locklear.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Coffman Funeral Home and Crematory, 230 Frontier Drive, Staunton, is in charge of her arrangements.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at


Funeral Home

Coffman Funeral Home & Crematory Llc
230 Frontier Dr Staunton, VA 24401
(540) 887-8111

Published in The News Leader from Sept. 11 to Sept. 14, 2018