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Born March 19, 1928, one of five children Ruth Vinson was born March 19, 1928, one of five children born to Loren and Mina Thompson Jackson in the Sleeper community near Lebanon. She departed this life in West Plains, at the age of 78.
Ruth and Otto Vinson were married in Mountain Home, Ark., on Jan. 31, 1945, and to this union two children were born. She was preceded in death by her parents and a grandson.
Ruth is survived by her husband of over 50 years, Otto, of the home in West Plains; her son, Alan and wife, Marilyn Vinson, of Columbia, and daughter Jacque and husband, Eric Julian, of Manitou Springs, Colo.; four grandchildren, Dr. Julie Neil and husband, Travis, Columbia, Russell Vinson, of Columbia, Shelly Vinson, of Santa Barbara, Calif., and Erin Barragan and her husband, Carlos, of Colorado Springs, Colo.
Ruth is also survived by two great-grandsons and a host of other relatives and friends. Ruth loved playing pinochle, and also enjoyed cooking, sewing, and looking after her family, especially her husband Otto.
Graveside services for Ruth Vinson were held Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 11 a.m., in the Ava Cemetery, with the Rev. Oren Alcorn officiating. Services were conducted by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava. Online condolences can be made to www.clinkingbeardfuneralhome. com.