Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home

2230 North Thompson Street, P.O. Box 6294, Springdale, AR

Phone: 479-756-2010

Ruthie 'Granny' Edwards

Bentonville, AR

1914 - 2013

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Published: June 28, 2013

Ruthie "Granny" Edwards, age 99, of Bentonville, Ark., passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at the Bradford House Nursing & Rehab in Bentonville, Ark. Ruthie was born on Jan. 28, 1914, in Jane, Mo., a daughter of the late Fred and Ada Holland.

She retired from Arkansas Poultry as an inspector. She loved raising flowers, Bluegrass music and she was a member of First Christian Church in Bentonville.

Ruthie was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Huber Edwards; two brothers and two sisters.

She is survived by her children, Dick Edwards and wife, Zelma, of Tulsa, Okla., and Bonnie Burr of Bentonville, Ark.; three grandsons, Jerry Bertschy and wife, Rosie, of Pineville, Mo., John Edwards and wife, Amy, of Austin, Texas, and Joe Edwards and wife, Dana, of Tulsa, Okla.; one granddaughter, Connie Cavness and husband, Jon, of Bentonville, Ark.; eight great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation service will be held 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 30, 2013, at the First Christian Church in Bentonville.

Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, July 1, 2013, at the church, with the Rev. Don Morrow to officiate the service. Committal service to follow at Dug Hill Cemetery in Bella Vista.

Memorials can be made in her name to the First Christian Church, 807 S.E. 14th St., Bentonville, AR 72712.

Arrangements are under the direction of Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home in Springdale, Ark.

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