Ruth Lee (Lester) Patterson

June 20, 1929 ~ March 23, 2020 (age 90)



Ruth Lee Lester Patterson, age 90, of Prestonsburg, KY, passed away Monday, March 23, 2020 at her residence. She was born June 20, 1929, in Iaeger, WV, a daughter of the late General Jenk Lester and Mary Alice Shupe Rose and step father, Clarence Rose. She was a US Marine Veteran, a retired school teacher, a member of the NEA, the KEA and the Floyd Co KY Retired Teachers Association.


She is survived by one daughter: Beverly Pruitt, North Middleton, KY, six grandchildren; Carla Davis, Chuck (Kim) Davis, Clarence (Valerie) Davis, Tabitha Mason, Nellie (Bobby) Hamilton, Dennis (Kellie) Pruitt, Jr, 10 great grandchildren, 6 great-great grandchildren and one granddaughter-in-law; Vicky Pruitt.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son: Mose Mullins, Jr., two daughters; Loretta Bush and Beechie Pruitt, one sister; Georgia Lester and one grandson; Douglas Pruitt, Jr.


A private family service is scheduled with burial to follow in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton, WV.

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