She was born Oct. 18, 1924 in Oil Trough, the daughter of Robert Ruddell and Mirtie Elms.
She is preceded in death by her parents; several brothers and sisters; and two nephews; Bob and David Ruddell.
Ms. Ruddell leaves behind nephews, Olen Ruddell and wife, Belinda, of Macks, Atlas Ruddell and wife, Judy, of Searcy; and numerous nieces and nephews in Missouri and California.
Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 at Locust Grove Cemetery. Friends visited at the funeral home Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Arrangements are provided by Dillinger Funeral Home (www.dillingerfuneralhome.com).