Ruth May Arrowsmith

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Ruth May Arrowsmith, a resident of Humble, Texas, formerly of Green Forest, was born May 8, 1923 in Greeley County, Kan., a daughter of Ben H. and Ida (Minnich) Crow. She died on Feb. 14 in Houston, Texas at the age of 86.

A homemaker, Ruth was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Green Forest and a member of the Women's Ministries.

Mrs. Arrowsmith is survived by one son, Kenneth Lee Arrowsmith and wife Lisa of Sullivan, Mo.; three daughters, Delores Ann Doyle of Harrison, Joyce Ruth and husband Ronnie Haynes of Wellton, Ariz. and Beverly Sue Gibson of Humble, Texas; one brother, Albert Crow and wife Emily Jo of Huntsville; four sisters, Helen Oldham of Berryville, Gloria Kelley of Eureka Springs, Gladys Foster of Eureka Springs and Patsy and husband Tom Gage of Berryville; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins; and a host of other family and friends.

On Jan. 21, 1943 Ruth married Harold Seth Arrowsmith who preceded her in death. She was also preceded by her parents; one daughter, Ida Yvonne Arrowsmith; and one brother, Wilbur Crow.

Funeral services were held on Feb. 20 at First Assembly of God Church in Green Forest with Pastor Mark Bryant officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the First Assembly of God Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1000, Green Forest, AR 72638 or the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at