Ruth Breeding Bailey

Ruth Breeding Bailey passed away on Sept. 25, 2012, in Columbus, Ohio. Ruth was a native of WV, having graduated from Wayne High School, Wayne, WV, in 1948. Ruth was employed as a bookkeeper at the First Huntington National Bank (now Chase) and the Watts Ritter Company until her retirement in 1993. She was an avid quilter and shared her talent over the years with many relatives and friends. Ruth is preceded in death by her mother, Willie Lucas Breeding; father, Stewart Breeding; sister, Hope Breeding; and beloved brothers, Woodrow Blankenship, Bill Breeding and Orvel Breeding. She is survived by one daughter, Vicki Bailey Martin and her husband Vernon Martin Jr.; sister, Peggy Colley; brothers, Arthur Breeding (Gladys), and Stuart Breeding (Lettie); sisters-in-law, Phyllis Blankenship and Rebecca Breeding; and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to acknowledge particularly the many kindness of her nieces Sandy Breeding Fortner, Aurelia Smith and Beverly Burgess.
Services were held at the Reger Funeral Chapel on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at 11 a.m. with Roger Smith, pastor of the Truth Independent Baptist Church, presiding. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at