Mary Ruth Hardesty Boarman, age 93, of Hearthstone Place, Elkton, Ky., formerly of Owensboro, Ky. and Port Orange, Fla., went home to be with Jesus Wednesday, March 11, 2020, after a long battle with dementia and alzheimer’s.

She was born in Daviess County on March 8, 1927, to Linus and Clara Hardesty of Owensboro.

She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Frank, and son, Dave. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Ed, Carl, Bernard, Harold and Marvin.

She is survived by her children, Judy Cox of Lexington, Ky., Mike Boarman of Beaver Dam, Ky. and Steve (Lisa) Boarman of Lewisburg, Ky.; 10 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren, and a brother, Bob (Anna Jean) Hardesty of Port Orange, Fla.

She was the glue that bound her family together with dinners, barbeques and gatherings at her home in Owensboro and Lake Malone. Family and her faith were very important to her. Ruth was a sweet, kind, loving person. She was loved by all who knew her. She will be greatly missed by friends and family.

Funeral services for Mary Ruth Hardesty Boarman will be conducted Saturday, March 14 at 6 p.m. at Summers and Son Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at the funeral home on Saturday, March 14 from 3 p.m. until the service hour of 6 p.m. Graveside service will be held Saturday, March 21 at 10:30 a.m. at the Resurrection Cemetery in Owensboro, Ky.

Memorial donations may be made to the Lewisburg Lions Club. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.