Ruth Hoard, age 97, of Dawson Springs, KY passed away on Monday, April 18, 2022 at Baptist Health Deaconess, Madisonville, KY. Ms. Hoard was born July 30, 1924 to William James Orten and Marjorie Victoria Trotter Orten. She worked for many years in housekeeping and retired after working 50 years with Harned Insurance. She loved to quilting and attending church. She attended church at Union Temple.
She is survived by her daughter, Dortha McBride (William) of Crofton, KY; a son, Rev. David Hoard (Jacqueline) of Dawson Springs, KY; nine grandchildren, Tracy, Shelby, Shelly, Anita, Darlene, William Douglas, Nathan, Emmaleigh, and Stephen; ninet great-grandchildren, Heather, Jacob, Jonathan, Hailey, Austin, Asher, Felix, Kayla; and Breanna; and five great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 64 years, Dextel Hoard; daughter, Anna Ruth Hall; infant daughter; two infant sons, Robert Earl and Gary Kim; granddaughter, Lisa McBride; two sisters, Velia Trotter and Mildred Ostein; seven brothers, Melvin, Forrest, Rudy, Richard, Carl Loman, Lawson and Johnny Orten.
Visitation for Ruth Hoard will be Thursday, April 21, 2022 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM, and on Friday, April 22, 2022 from 9:00 AM until the funeral hour at 1:00 PM. Rev. Samuel Haulk will officiate the funeral service. Burial will follow at the Ilsley Cemetery. Pallbearers include Stephen Hoard, Austin Grant-Hall, Zach Bivins, Ben Bivins, David Russell and Craig Chewning.
Ms. Hoard's service will be streamed live on Beshear Funeral Home Facebook beginning at 1:00 PM CST. (To view: “Google” beshearfuneralhomefacebook and select “videos” among the menu options).