Ruth Noreen McCarley

Mrs. Ruth Noreen (Meeker) McCarley, age 91, of Cadiz, Kentucky, died peacefully at Barkley Plantation Assisted Living Facility in Cadiz, on Saturday, October 7, 2017. 

Ruth was born on January 29, 1926, in New Haven, Connecticut, to Nora Ridgeway Walker and Leeman S. Meeker, Sr.  She graduated from Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky.  She married Arthur T. McCarley on August 3, 1949, a retired Naval officer and former administrator of Trigg County Hospital. Ruth was an avid bridge player and sincerely appreciated the thoughtfulness of her friends, most especially Becky Boggess and Barbara Shore. 

She is survived by her daughter, Sandra McCarley Loomis of Leominster, Massachusetts; two grandchildren, Matthew Loomis of Lakeland, Florida, and Rachel Caryn Loomis of Fairview Heights, Illinois; three great grandchildren, Paige Loomis of O'Fallon, Illinois, and Trenton Loomis and Spencer Loomis, both of Lakeland, Florida; and nephews, Johnny Pouncey of Mobile, Alabama and David Pouncey of Collins, Mississippi.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Arthur T. McCarley; her sister, Patricia Pouncey; and her brother, Leeman Meeker.

At Ruth's request, there will be no funeral or memorial service.  She will be privately interred with her husband at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.  In lieu of flowers, Ruth requested that donations in her name be made to Voice for the Animals, 4146 Canton Road, Cadiz, KY 42211.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Barkley Plantation for their kind care in her final years and the tenderness and compassion of Heather Dawson, RN, during her final hours, as well as Dr. Shea Godwin and the staff of Trigg County Hospital, and Pennyroyal Hospice.

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Ruth was one fine lady. I always loved her and enjoyed her friendship and especially enjoyed playing bridge with her. Sandra you will remember that we brought Ruth to visit you one weekend in St. Louis area. My husband and I are both saddened to hear this. I last visited her the last week of June when I was travelling thru Cadiz. We chatted about our good times.
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