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Bessie Ruark

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Bessie Ruark, age 97 of Gallatin, passed away Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017.

Funeral Service was Monday, Feb. 13 at 1 p.m. from the chapel of Family Heritage Funeral Home.

Visitation was Sunday, Feb. 12 from 2 to 8 p.m. and Monday, Feb. 13 from 10 a.m. until time of service.

Interment followed at Sumner Memorial Gardens, with her grandsons serving as pallbearers.

Mrs. Ruark was born Feb. 13, 1919 in Barren County, KY., to the late John Perkins and Nettie Thomas Perkins.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by husband, James A. Ruark; grandson, Kendrick Sims; great grandson, Caleb Farmer; 6 brothers; 5 sisters; and daughter-in-law, Linda Frye Ruark.

She is survived by son, Tom Ruark (Joy) of Gallatin; daughters, Joyce Rainwater of Gallatin, Sue Sims (Gerald) of Gallatin, and Faye Baasch (John) of Houston, TX; 17 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren: and 6 great-great grandchildren.

Online condolences may be submitted at

Family Heritage Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

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