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Ruth Jones Lake
Born: 07/01/1912
Died: 06/01/2004
Visitation: After 6 p.m. Wednesday 6/2/04 at Lakes Funeral Home
Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m. Thursday 6/3/04 at Lakes Funeral Home
Interment: Berea Cemetery

Ruth Jones Lake age 91 of Hwy 25 in Berea, passed away Tuesday, June 01, 2004 at the Annville Nursing Home.


Ruth was born in Morristown, Tennessee to the late Fred and Elizabeth Courtney Jones. Her family came Morristown to Climax, Kentucky when Ruth was two years old by covered wagon. She was a food service manager for EKU, Berea Hospital, Holiday Inn, Spindel Top Hall and Boone Tavern. While she was employed with Boone Tavern under the direction of Richard Hougan she created the original Spoonbread recipe. She was also a member of the First Baptist Church in East Bernstadt.


She is survived by one granddaughter Paula Felty and her husband Kenneth of East Bernstadt; one great grandson Paul Felty; and one sister Stella Abrams and her husband Ted of Dayton, OH.


In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Ronald Lake, one son Paul Edward Lake and 13 brothers and sisters.


Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Lakes Funeral Home in Berea with Rev. Kenneth Felty and Rev. David Hawkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Berea Cemetery. Visitation will be after 6:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.