Ruth Elizabeth Deem

b. 14 August 1916, d. 22 December 2006

Ruth E Deem Pearson

Father*John W Deem b. 25 Feb 1882, d. 10 Jul 1955
Mother*Mary Okley McHenry b. 24 Oct 1885, d. Dec 1983
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Birth*Ruth Elizabeth Deem was born on 14 August 1916 at Belpre, Washington County, OH.1 
Marriage*She married William Blaine Pearson on 9 May 1937 at Parkersburg, Wood County, WV; Minister E Ray Cole.2
Residence*Ruth Elizabeth Deem lived in December 1983 at Parkersburg, Wood County, WV. 
Death*She died on 22 December 2006 at St Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg, Wood County, WV, at age 90.1 
Obituary*Her obituary published on 27 December 2006 at Parkersburg News, Parkersburg, Wood County, WV; Ruth E. Pearson, 90, of Parkesburg passed away December 22, 2006 at St. Joseph Hospital.

She was born in Belpre, Ohio on August 14, 1916 a daughter of the late James W. Deem and Mary O. McHenry Deem. Ruth was a former member of Calvary Memorial Church and currently Cornerstone Baptist Church. Ruth was loved by all that knew her. She was always ready with a helping hand and a loving heart. She will be greatly missed.

She is survived by two sons and daughter in laws: Donald W. and Mary Pearson of Parkersburg, Dwight and Sandy Pearson of Chippewa Falls, Wis. two daughters and son in laws: Connie and Bud Cullum of Parkersburg and Barbara and Jim Christain of South Point, Ohio, one sister: Frances Summers of Little Hocking, Ohio, 14 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren, most of whom affectionately called her BOP, also survinving are three sister in laws: Virginia Deem, Thelma Malloy and Lillian Horner.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, her husband:William B. Pearson, two sisters: Beulah Hoyler and Lena Rice, two brothers: Eugene Deem and Frederick Deem.

Services 11AM Thursday December 28th at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg with Pastor Mark Wilding and Pastor Rick Kapple officiating. Burial In Evergreen Cemetery North. Visitation Wednesday 2-8 PM.

Ruth's family would like to especially like to thank Dr. Robert Gustke and all of her caregivers.1
Burial*She was buried on 28 December 2006 at Evergreen Cemetery North, Parkersburg, Wood County, WV.1 


William Blaine Pearson b. circa 1917, d. before 22 December 2006

Last Edited18 Nov 2010


  1. [S7] Obituary.
  2. [S1] Wood County WV Marriage Record.