Ruth Jackson Birchfield

Ruth Kay Jackson Birchfield, 78, of Parkersburg, passed away June 15, 2014, at her residence.

She was born July 13, 1935, in Mason County, W.Va., the daughter of the late Glenn Byron and Rena Duncan Pierson.

Ruth was a wonderful homemaker and enjoyed cooking and baking for her family. She was active with many activities involving her grandchildren. Ruth enjoyed children and provided child care for several years. She was a member of Bible Baptist Church.

Ruth is survived by her children, Jeff Jackson (Pam) of Parkersburg, Randy Jackson (Trina) of Newport, Andy Jackson of Belpre, Angie White (Bill) of Parkersburg and Holly Birchfield of Fairmont; six grandchildren, Kristen, Kari, Bryan, Trisha, Hannah and Tyler; two step grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and four step great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her first husband, Garland Jackson; and her second husband, Don Birchfield.

The funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Dan Stevens officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Tuesday and for one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.

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