The Richmond Register

Obituaries

August 26, 2013

Ruth A. McCann, 74

RICHMOND — Ruth A. McCann, 74, of Richmond, passed away Saturday evening, August 24, 2013, at Baptist Health-Richmond, after a brief illness.

She was born February 22, 1939, in Nicholasville, Kentucky, the only daughter of Wilburn and Pearl Lavender McCann, both of whom preceded her in death.

Ruth was a retired teacher and educator, having taught in the Shelby County public schools, Model Laboratory School and Eastern Kentucky University's College of Education.

She was a long-time member of the National Business Educators Association and a founding member of the Richmond Choral Society. She was also a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Richmond, which she recently had served as deacon.

Ruth is survived by: a brother, Roland (Wilma) McCann of Fayetteville, Ga.; a special niece, Allyson O’Neill; and great-niece, Julia, both of Carmel, Ind.; and long-time friends and caregivers Mark & Tricia Davis, Hank & Linda Everman, Donna Aldridge and Kim Brinson.

Ruth is also survived by her loving canine companion, Tanner, and many other friends, relatives and colleagues.

Ruth’s family and friends would like to thank Dr. Michael Horn and his staff, along with the doctors and staff of the ICU at Baptist Health-Richmond, for their kind and compassionate care during her final days.

Services for Ruth will be conducted 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Curtis Christian officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Private interment follow at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Love Fund, First Presbyterian Church, PO Box 165, Richmond, KY 40476.

Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be expressed at www.orpfh.com .

 

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