Jeree Ruark

Jeree Ruark

Anna Jeree Hughes Ruark, 87, of Tollesboro, passed away Monday, December 28, 2020, at Maysville Nursing and Rehabilitation.

She was born May 20, 1933, in Lewis County, a daughter of the late Charles Daniel and Helen Clara Fearis Hughes, weighing only two pounds at birth.

Anna was a member of Tollesboro Christian Church. She worked at Edith Henry Shoe Factory, and was retired from the Lewis County Board of Education where she worked in the library assisting her long-time friend, Brenda Tucker. Anna was also a member of the T-City Red Hatters and enjoyed their many outings. She enjoyed going to Senior Citizens gatherings where she socialized with her many friends. Anna enjoyed going to Chick’s Bargain Barn each week and eating a hotdog and “just getting out of the house” as she called it, to be with her many friends. She loved to dance whenever she had a chance as dancing was in her blood, being on the road as often as she could, and being outside.

Jeree is survived by one daughter, Beverly Pedersen (Steven) of Tollesboro; one granddaughter, Stephanie Dawn Thornton of Maysville, whom she dearly loved; one brother, Tommy Hughes (Sue) of Tollesboro; one niece, Cindy Spence (Robert) of Tollesboro; and one nephew, Bradley Hughes (Andrea) of Social Circle, Georgia. She also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, William Patrick “Pat” Ruark, whom she married on December 18, 1954.

Services will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 2, 2021, at Tollesboro Funeral Home and Cremation Services with Bro. Kelly Bierley and Bro. Larry Tucker officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Garden of Memories in Mason County.

Friends may visit from Noon until 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 2, 2021, at Tollesboro Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 11918 KY 57 at Tollesboro.

Pallbearers will be Billy Fisher, Kelly Bierley, Shane Wallingford, Seth Wallingford, Matthew Hughes and Bradley Hughes. Kirby Wright and Jim Harris will serve as honorary pallbearers.