Macon County Chronicle

Ruth Jones Eller, 92

  Ruth Jones Eller, of the Hillsdale Community of Macon County, was born on Sunday, September 22, 1918 in Davidson County, Tennessee, one of five siblings born to the late William E. and Susan Rust Jones. She departed this life on Sunday night, August 28th, 2011 at the age of 92 years, 11 months and 6 days. Funeral services for Ruth Jones Eller were conducted on Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Anderson and Son Funeral Home in Lafayette with Brother Clifford Waters and Brother Bryan Morgan officiating.

  Honorary pallbearer was Clay Vaughan. Pallbearers were Tim Kuster, Jack Byrd, Gary Schield, Clyde Mansfield, Chase Warner and Jackie Browning. Interment followed in the Spring Hill Cemetery in Nashville, TN. On November 11th 1940, Ruth married Robert Dewey Eller, sharing 27 years together before his death on April 30th, 1968. Ruth was Valedictorian of her graduating class, and went on to attend Business College in Nashville. She retired from Trousdale Manufacturing after 40 years of service. She spent her remaining days as a homemaker, where she loved working in her flower gardens. Ruth visited the sick and those in the nursing homes and was always willing to help anyone in need. She taught Sunday School for many years at the Lafayette Church of God, where she was a member, and attended faithfully as long as her health permitted. In addition to her parents and husband, Ruth was preceded in death by her four siblings: sisters, Florence Schield and Evelyn Gerstnar and two brothers, Vernon an Paul Jones. She is survived by, Sons and Daughters-in-Law, David and Linda Eller of the Hillsdale Community, John and Chanthy Eller of Lewisburg, TN, 4 Grandchildren, Sarah Vaughan, Tina Kuster, Dina Byrd, Melody Norris, 6 Great-Grandchildren, Kristy and Chelsea Groce, Chase Warner, Eric Kuster, Shelby Vaughan, Dawson Norris, and a host of family and friends who will miss her.