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Ruth Ernestine Puryear Fletcher

Ruth Ernestine Puryear Fletcher, age 78, died Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at her home under the care of St. Anthony’s Hospice. She was born July 15, 1933 in Union County to George Lee and Ruby Whitledge Puryear. After many years of service, she retired from Methodist Hospital. She was a member of the Henderson Church of Christ and was well known for her faith, love of her family and great cooking ability.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Edward Leroy Fletcher, brothers: Kestner Lee (Amelia) Puryear, William Bernard Puryear, Louis Raymond Puryear, Charles Edward Puryear and sister Dorothy Eugenia (William L.) Newman.

Survivors include:

2 Sons: Edward Michael (Donna) Fletcher Corydon, KY.
Charles Alan (Karen) Fletcher Henderson, KY.

2 Daughters: Catherine Ruth Fletcher Henderson, KY.
Carol Jean (Keith) Moseley Corydon, KY.

6 Grandchildren: Rachel (Ben) Garrison Pleasant Grove, AL.
Joey Fletcher South Haven, MS.
Erin (Dave) Peirce Louisville, KY.
Jonathan Ross Henderson, KY.
Josh (Laken) Fletcher Corydon, KY.
Meredith Fletcher Dixon, KY.
2 Great Granddaughters: Charlotte Ruth Peirce Louisville, KY.
Emma Grace Garrison Pleasant Grove, AL.

2 Sister-In-Law: Marcell Puryear Newburgh, IN
Iva Jean Puryear Henderson, KY.
Nieces and Nephews

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM, Saturday, January 14, 2012 at Tapp Funeral Home, Henderson, KY. Gary Puryear will officiate. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery, Henderson, KY.

Friends may visit from 4:00 to 8:00 PM on Friday and from 9:00 AM until service time on Saturday at Tapp Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Henderson Church of Christ, 1202 North Green St., Henderson, KY. 42420 or to St. Anthony’s Hospice, 2410 South Green St. Henderson, KY. 42420 or Alzheimers Asscociation.

Arrangements entrusted to Tapp Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at