Ruth Floyd Kee, 94, went to be with the Lord on August 23, 2019. She died peacefully surrounded by her family at her home. She was loved by everyone that knew her. She always greeted everyone with a smile and her sweet personality. She was a homemaker for most of her life, but she was proud of the fact that she was one of the Rosie Riveters during WWII at the Stuttgart Air Base.
Ruth was born in Hazen, Arkansas on March 7, 1925 to Festus and Iva Jenkins Floyd. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Harvey; her son, Larry Kee; son-in-law, Ken Mills and grandson Terry Kee; siblings, Morris Floyd, Mildred Cox, Thelma Saul, Jeffie Zarlingo, and JD Floyd.
Ruth is survived by three sons, Charles (Joyce) Kee, Loy (Debbie) Kee, Stevie (Barbara) Kee, and two daughters, Shirley Mills and Becky (Tony) Sayger and a daughter-in-law, Edith Kee all of Hazen and one aunt, Evelyn Jacobs of Little Rock; 17 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren. She also had three special caregivers, Laveria Jackson, Justina Thomas, and Brenda Jones.
Visitation will be Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Sunday, August 25, 2019 at the Center Point Missionary Baptist Church in Hazen. Officiating will be Bro. Billy Booth, Bro Christian VanHouten, and Bro. Shane Weems. Burial will be in the Center Point Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Chuck Kee, Loy Kee, Jr., Stevie Kee II, James Kee, Andrew Sayger, and Brett Noah. Honorary pallbearers will be all her grandchildren.
7 thoughts on “Ruth Floyd Kee”
Oh how I miss you already!! I love you Aunt Ruth!!! You are the sweetest lady, ever!! You were always so nice to me!! When you see Thelma, give her a hug from me!! Prayers and thoughts fir your sweet sweet kids! Again, I love you!!
Heaven is rejoicing today with the arrival of one of GOD’s special children. My mom, which was a cousin to Mrs. Ruth, would talk on the phone for hours. Bea said they were the oldest two still alive. What a blessing for all. I know Bea was so glad to see her. Mrs. Ruth was such a sweet lady and she will be terribly missed by all who knew her. Prayers for all her sweet family.
I never had the privilege to meet Ruth, but I know her granddaughter very well, Deb Perry. Because of this I know we all lost a really good woman and incredible person, but heaven just gained one.
I work with Deb and I know her love and devotion to Ruth. I know it is perpetual. I know she had a special bond with her grandmother.
I am blessed to know Deb and as a result Ruth.
All of my sympathy and prayers to all of the very good people Ruth was blessed to call family.
As an extraordinary lady in many ways, Aunt Ruth Kee exemplified Christian love and kindness. Anyone who met her soon realized that she was one of the sweetest persons ever. She left a beautiful legacy that will always be cherished by those who knew her. She will be missed, but fellow believers in Christ are comforted by knowing that we shall see her again someday.
Her family and caregivers are to be commended for taking excellent care of her. May God’s Word and His Holy Spirit (the “Comforter”) provide strength, comfort, and assurance. Billy and Gail Booth
Dorothy and I will be unable to come to the funeral for Ruth, but our hearts go out to the family. Our prayers are with you all. Ruth was one sweet and gentle lady and will be sorely missed. With our love, Morris and Dorothy Pettey.
My heart is broken.I love her so much. I know she is in Heaven. My heart will heal but I will never forget that she loved me to. Love all of you guys.
Our prayers are with Ms Ruth’s family. Rest in peace. You will be greatly missed. Love, Larry and Judy
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