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“You are all in my thoughts and prayers. ”
1 of 19 | Posted by: Debbie Barnes Stevens - Cadiz, KY

“Ruth was a great friend and neighbor to us. She will be greatly missed. ”
2 of 19 | Posted by: Everett and Judy Fleming and Kim Melton - IN

“Ruth always had a smile on her face and was glad to visit with friends. She will be missed by her family, her friends and her community. Dianne,...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Roger Dale Gossett - NC

“Sorry for your loss. Ruth's father Arthur Maxberry and my father Fred Jones were 1st. cousins ”
4 of 19 | Posted by: Joel Jones - Dyer, IN

“My memory of Ruth and Red .....they played cards with Ray and Carol Jones and I got to come along and play with the kids..they both were very fine...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Betty Jones Conkright - KY

“so sorry for your loss. ”
6 of 19 | Posted by: helen pogue todd - bald knob, AR

“I met Miss Ruth over 30 years ago at Mud River Union Church when I attended with my then boyfriend, Mike Day. Not being of the Baptist faith I was...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Lisa Day - Belton, KY - friend

“We are so sorry for your loss! Ms Pogue will be sorely missed by so manny! She was always so sweet and always had a kind word to say to me and our...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Tammie & Gayle Williams - KY

“To all of Ruths Family I am so sorry to hear of Ruths passing. She was always such a sweet, wonderful person in so many ways. She was such a great...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Jennie (Weatherford) Powers - IN

“I am so sorry for your loss. ”
10 of 19 | Posted by: Lisa Whitaker Edwards - Kuttawa, KY

“My sympathy goes to Ruth's large family. Marlene and I were an aggravation to Ruth, but she was always good to us! I hope your memories of her as a...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Patsy McElwain Hammonds & Hutch McElwain - KY

“I knew Ruth for many years. Red and my Daddy were work buddies at the mines. Through that Mother and Ruth became friends. They played cards and...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Janice Perry Metcalfe - KY

“Diane, your mom was one of the sweetest ladies. Always kind. Always a lady. I am sorry for your great loss. I know you will miss her. Love to...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Richard and Janice Wood - Beaver, WV

“Diane and Kathy, I am so sorry for your loss. We lost Mom last month and I understand what you are going through. Celebrate Ruth's wonderful life....Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: DEENE MEFFORD - NEWBURGH, IN

“So sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers to all the family. ”
15 of 19 | Posted by: susan parsons reeves - hanson, KY

“Praying for comfort and peace during this difficult time. ”
16 of 19 | Posted by: Tim and Debbie Hill - KY - friend

“So very sorry for your loss and that I am unable to be there. Ruth will be missed by many. I love you all and will keep you in my prayers. ”
17 of 19 | Posted by: Lorene Pogue - Thayer, IN

“So sorry to hear about Aunt Ruth. She will be missed in many ways. We always exchanged cards and letters. When Christmas rolled around, she would...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Teresa (Pogue) Combs and Boys - IN

“Kathy, So sorry to hear about the loss of you Mother. Our thoughts & prayers are with you. ”
19 of 19 | Posted by: Tim & LaFrieda Shelton

BEECHMONT - Velma Ruth Pogue, 81, of Beechmont, died Tuesday, December 15, 2015, at 2:25PM at Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital. Mrs. Pogue was born May 31, 1934, in Muhlenberg County. She was a homemaker and member of Mud River Union General Baptist Church. She loved going to church and playing cards with her friends. She enjoyed spending time with her family and shopping with anyone that would provide her transportation. She also enjoyed attending sporting events that family participated in and watching Kentucky basketball. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eldon "Red" Pogue; parents A.H. and Beulah Maxberry; step-mother Nora Maxberry; great-grandson Charlie Porter; brother J.O. Maxberry; and sister Marlene Crowder.

She is survived by her children, Dianne (Tim) Porter of Dunmor, Kathy (Glendell) Garrett of Greenville, and Kerry Pogue of Bowling Green; grandchildren Craig Porter, Chad (Kim) Porter, Brandon Gibson, and Shannon (Randall) Ramage; step-grandchildren Stephanie (Joey) Draper and Chris (April) Garrett; great-grandchildren Holly, Meghan, Kaylond, Eden, Sabrina, Tucker, and Treyden; step-great-grandchildren Katie and Hallie; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Sunday, December 20, 2015, at 2:00PM at Mud River Union General Baptist Church, with Rev. Brian Haire officiating, assisted by Rev. Derrick Benton. Burial in Mud River Union Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday after 5:00PM and Sunday after 9:00AM at Tucker Beechmont Funeral Home. Mrs. Pogue will lie in state at Mud River Union General Baptist Church on Sunday after 12:00 noon. Online condolences may be made at