Ruth Mainwaring was born to Myrtle and Roy Provine on Sept. 3, 1931, in Akron, Ohio. She went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, while visiting her son in Bakersfield, Calif.
She is survived by five sons, Roger (Kathy) Provine of Ohio, Jimmy (Deb) Smith of Colorado, Dennis (Mary) Renuk of California, Larry Smith of Michigan and Carl (Dawn) Smith of Michigan, and three daughters, Cynthia Barkman of Arizona, Danielle (Karl) Svaleng of Arizona and Daryl "D.J." Jones. She is also survived by one sister, Nagene Lancaster of Ohio, along with 13 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She is preceded in death by her husband and son, Allen Renuk, and two sisters, Mary and Mildred.
Ruth was very involved with the Awana Program at First Southern Baptist Church of Prescott Valley, where she was an active member. Previous activities include membership in American Legion in Cottonwood, Ariz., and several bowling leagues. Ruth's favorite pastimes were crossword puzzles, reading and spending time with her grandchildren. Ruth enjoyed watching sport activities on TV and knew the names of all the Phoenix Suns and Diamondback players.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at First Southern Baptist Church Prescott Valley, 2820 N. Pleasant View Dr., Prescott Valley, Ariz. If you would like to make a donation in memory of Ruth Mainwaring, please send to First Southern Baptist Church of Prescott Valley Benevolence Fund.
Sunrise Funeral Home was entrusted with her arrangements. Please visit www.sunrisefuneralhome.com to sign her register book.
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