Ruth Elizabeth Johnson, 88, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2013 at a local HealthCare facility. She was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was retired from South Central Bell Telephone Company. She was a hard worker and dedicated to her family. She was preceded in death by her parents Martin and Sarah Foster Johnson. She is survived by brothers, Bob (Shirley) Johnson, of Cleveland, Tenn. and Larry (Jill) Johnson, of Signal Mountain, Tenn.; Several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.Private family services will be held at a later date.Please visit the Johnson family guestbook and send a message of comfort to www.serenityfunerals.com.Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Cleveland is in charge of arrangements.