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William Larry Ruark

January 6, 1938 October 4, 2018
William Larry Ruark
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Obituary for William Larry Ruark

William Larry Ruark, age 80, of Everton, Missouri, passed away at 2:50 p.m. on Thursday,
October 4, 2018, at his home. He was born January 6, 1938, in Lawrence County, Missouri, the son of William Lloyd and Mary Arvilla (Spielman) Ruark.

Larry was a 1955 graduate of Miller High School and attended Southwest Missouri State in
Springfield, Missouri. At the age of 11, he was baptized in Turnback Creek and at the age of 22, he became an ordained deacon for the New Home Baptist Church. He served in Army National Guard for six years and in the late 1980’s, he served on the Bank Board of the Miller MercantileBank. He was a carpenter and cattle and crop farmer.

On January 9, 1959, he married Linda Lou Batey in Miami, Oklahoma.

Larry is survived by his wife of 59 years, Linda; two daughters, Kristy Harrington and her
husband, Mark, of Everton and Sherri Ruark of Springfield, Missouri; two grandchildren, Anna
Harrington and fiancée, Dallas Eoff, of Nixa, Missouri and William “Wil” Harrington and his
wife, Emily, of Springfield; one great-grandson, Luke William Harrington and one sister, Linda
Sue Richardson and her husband, Mike, of Joplin, Missouri.

His parents, Lloyd and Mary and son, William Shae Ruark, preceded him in death.

A funeral service, under the direction of the Morris-Leiman-Mosher Funeral Home, in Miller
will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, October 8, 2018, at the New Home Baptist Church with
burial to follow at the Gum Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Sunday,
October 7, 2018, in the funeral home chapel.

Memorial donations may be made payable to the Shae Ruark Memorial Endowment Fund for the Child Advocacy Center in Springfield, in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be shared at this website.


Previous Events

Visitation

Sunday

7

Oct

6:00 PM 10/7/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/7/2018 8:00:00 PM
Morris-Leiman-Mosher Funeral Home

501 N. Davis St.
Miller, MO 65707

Morris-Leiman-Mosher Funeral Home
501 N. Davis St. Miller 65707 MO
United States

Funeral Service

Monday

8

Oct

2:00 PM 10/8/2018 2:00:00 PM
New Home Baptist Church

1572 Lawrence 1180
Everton, Mo 65646

New Home Baptist Church
1572 Lawrence 1180 Everton 65646 Mo
United States

Burial

Monday

8

Oct

3:00 PM 10/8/2018 3:00:00 PM
Gum Cemetery

18530 Hwy DD
Everton, MO 65646

Gum Cemetery
18530 Hwy DD Everton 65646 MO
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Gum Cemetery Final Resting Place

18530 Hwy DD
Everton, MO 65646

18530 Hwy DD Everton 65646 MO
United States

Memorial Contribution

The Shae Ruark Memorial Endowment Fund

Memorial donations may be made payable to the Shae Ruark Memorial Endowment Fund at the child Advocacy Center, in care of the funeral home
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