DeQuincy – Mary Ruth Clifton Box, 84, passed away Sunday, June 5, 2011 in a local care center.
A life resident of DeQuincy, she was a member of First Baptist Church of DeQuincy for many years. Mary was a member of the Ada Chapter # 34 Order of the Eastern Star and a member of the Ladies of Sahara, VFW Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Alice Clifton; husband of 52 years, Woodruff W. "Woody" Box; and brothers, Hildreth "Hilbert" Clifton and Robert Clifton; sisters Letha Monk, Ovada Patterson and Gussie Phillips.
Mary is survived by her brothers Albert Clifton and wife, Gwen and Leonard Clifton and sister Thedas Clifton Freeman Robertson Eggleston, all of DeQuincy.
Her funeral service will be at 2:00 pm, Thursday, June 9, 2011 in First Baptist Church of DeQuincy under direction of Hixson - Snider Funeral Home. Rev. Rob Walls will officiate. Burial will be in Perkins Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 9 pm Wednesday and 9 am until noon on Thursday in the funeral home. Visitation will continue Thursday from 1:00 pm until service time in the church.