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Ruth M. Pinkerton

Ruth M. Pinkerton, 100, of Litchfield, passed away at Litchfield Health and Rehab Center, Litchfield, on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2024 at 4:45 a.m.

She was born Aug. 31, 1923, in Mena, AR to Alvin Beckwith and Mary Voerster Beckwith.

She married Marion Pinkerton in 1944 in Vallejo, CA.  He preceded her in death in 1978.

She was an assembler and painter for Duracraft where she retired in 1986.

Ruth was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church of Litchfield.

She was an avid reader who enjoyed gardening and shopping.

She is survived by her children, Harry (Karen) Pinkerton of Litchfield, Jeffrey (Viola) Pinkerton of Wood River, Peggy (Kevin) Kuethe of Staunton, Daniel (Carol) Pinkerton of Staunton; grandchildren, Scott Pinkerton, Adriane Calladine, Jennifer Mills, Kimberly Pinkerton, Andrew Pinkerton, Kendra Sigafoos, Daniel Pinkerton; great-grandchildren, Eric & Baeley Pinkerton, Billy and Alex Calladine, Alexis and Logan Brown, Jack, Kendall, Sophia and Sam Sigafoos; great great grandson, Jasper Pinkerton.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; spouse; son, Timothy Pinkerton, sisters, Marie Henderson and Hellen Henderson.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024 at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill from 10 to 11 a.m.

Funeral services are Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024 at 11 a.m. at Kravanya Funeral Home, Bunker Hill.

Burial will be at Bunker Hill Cemetery, Bunker Hill.

Memorials are suggested to Faith Lutheran Church of Litchfield or Trinity Lutheran Church of Mena, AR.

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Kravanya Funeral Home, Bunker Hill, is in charge of the arrangements.