Ruth Evelyn Hayes-Hornbaker, 89, of Glasford, passed away at 7:29 p.m. Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at her home, surrounded by her family and friends. Ruth was born April 13, 1922 in Chandlerville, Illinois to Andrew and Joan (Combs) Jackson. She married A.R. Hayes on August 17, 1940. She later married John C. Hornbaker on December 1, 1961. They both preceded her in death along with her parents; her son, Alfred Leroy Hayes and a grandson.
Surviving are her six children: Barbara J. Hayes, Michael Ray Hayes, Joetta Anthony, Hazel Blackwell, Merle Hornbaker, and Rebecca Newell; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.
Ruth was a member of the Glasford Baptist Church, and the Eastern Star.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, November 20, 2011 at Davison-Fulton-Woolsey Glasford Chapel in Glasford, and also one hour before services Monday at her church. Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday at the Glasford Baptist Church with Pastor Paul Cook officiating. Burial will follow at Lancaster Cemetery in Glasford.
Memorials may be made to her church or the Glasford American Legion Post #35.