Ruth Givens

Hamilton County

Ruth Louisa Givens, 94, of East Ridge passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in a local hospital.She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. She had driven Meals on Wheels for several years, worked at Ladies of Charity Outlet Store and as a bookkeeper for Fortwood Center. Ruth was an avid bridge player and enjoyed square dancing with the Yellow Rocks.She was preceded in death by an infant son, Joseph Givens; and a son-in-law, Robert Beasley.She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Lee Givens; four sons, Robert (Connie) Givens, Bill (Vicky) Givens, Greg (Diane) Givens and Dr. Steve (LuAnne) Givens; two daughters, Nancy (Tony) St. Charles and Lisa Beasley; 13 grandchildren, Courtney, Stephanie, Matthew, Kevin, Brian, Justin, Jonathan, Jackie Lee, Jesse, Richard, David, Virginia and Katherine; 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, Lucile Malarcher; two brothers, Willy Malarcher and Falvey Malarcher; several nieces and nephews and a special friend, John Hasek.The family would like to express their appreciation for the excellent care given to Ruth by LaJan Hogan.A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with Father Mike Creson and Father Jim Vick officiating.Burial will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery.The family will receive friends from 5:30-7:30 p.m. today with a rosary service at 7:30 p.m. at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 404 S. Moore Road.Please share your thoughts and memories at lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 501 S. Moore Road, East Ridge, TN 37412.

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