Ruth Bledsoe Miller

Obituary Notice

Ruth Bledsoe Miller, of Little Rock, passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2003. She was born on June 4, 1920, in Arkadelphia, to John D. and Rosa Terrell Bledsoe. She lived most of her life in McGehee, where she was a teacher and school librarian. She retired from the State Library Commission for the Blind in Little Rock. She was a member of Westover Hills Presbyterian Church where she served as an Elder and Moderator of Cluster Presbyterian Women. She was the State PTA President in 1953 and a past president of Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority of professional women. She was Arkansas Mother of the Year in 1996. After retiring she spent her time volunteering, traveling and enjoying her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Her husband, Harvey M. Miller of MeGehee, preceded Ruth in death. She is survived by three children: her son, Richard H. Miller of Little Rock, and daughters Rose Ann Miller Scheiderer of Forrest City, and Johnni Miller Huchkabee of Hot Springs. Her sister Alice Wilson of Waco, Texas, and one brother, Winburn Bledsoe of Tyler, Texas, also remain, as well as eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Friday at 9:30 am at Ruebel Funeral Home, with services to follow at 10 am. Burial will be at 2:30pm Friday, February 28, at McGehee Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice and the Alzheimer’s Association.

Register Book

  • Westover Hills Presbyterian Church extends our deepest sympathy to your Family; and has you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Glenn West 
    Chairman Board of Deacons.
    Little Rock, Arkansas

  • This was my great Aunt Ruth. I hadn't seen her in a few years before her death but I've always had fond memories of times we spent together in my younger years with my sister Helen Bledsoe, my grandmother (and Aunt Ruth's sister-inlaw) Emma Jean Bledsoe, and many of her grandchildren. She will no doubt be remembered for her loving generosity, unselfishness, and a smile that was always contagious.
    John T. Bledsoe
    USAFR Federal Civil Service
    New Orleans, LA