Phyllis "Ruth" Stewart, age 81, of Jacksonville Beach, Florida, died early Sunday afternoon, July 28, 2013 in Memorial Hospital of Jacksonville Florida after a long illness.
She was born August 25, 1931 in Sherrodsville, Ohio and was the daughter of the late Clayton M. and Bessie A. Caldwell Belknap. She married Donald W. Stewart, Sr. on August 11, 1950. He died July 23, 1996. In addition to her husband and parents, she
was preceded in death by her four brothers Lloyd, Lester, Ray, and Junior Belknap, and six sisters Mary, Irma, Marie, Vivian, Ruby, and (Bessie) Audrey.
Ruth was a homemaker whose primary focus was her family. She was a graduate of the former Sherrodsville High School and was an active member in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Neptune, Florida. She was a sweet, wonderful and supportive person to anyone she met and had a beautiful infectious smile.
She is survived by a son and three daughters Donald W. Stewart, Jr. of Jacksonville, Florida, Ms. Pat Majority of Knoxville, Tennessee, Mrs. Diana (Bob) Pratt of Jacksonville Beach and Mrs. Carla (Dub) Cain of Atlantic Beach, seven grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 P.M. Friday, August 2, 2013 in the Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home www.FuneralHomesWeb.com at Sherrodsville with Bishop Brent Meeke officiating. Interment will follow in the Sherrodsville Memorial Gardens. Calling hours will be held Friday from Noon until time of services at 1:00 P.M. in the funeral home. To leave an online condolence message, please visit the funeral home website.
Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home