Ruby Patterson

Ruby Lee Patterson, 88, of Buckhannon, died Sunday, March 24, 2013, at United Hospital Center in Bridgeport.

She was born May 6, 1924, in Bristol, a daughter of the late Emery and Caroline Bumgardner Edgell.

On July 2, 1940, she married Wesley Arch Patterson, whom preceded her in death on Feb. 26, 1999.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Judith Greene; one sister, Thelma Dean; and three brothers, Charles, Henry and Adria Edgell.

She is survived by three sons, Leonard Patterson and wife, Diana, of Helvetia, Terry Lee Patterson and wife, Judy, and Bill Patterson and wife, Linda, all of Buckhannon; two grandsons, Dana W. Patterson and wife, Andrea, of Fairview Heights, Ill., and Jeff Patterson and wife, Debbie, of Buckhannon; four granddaughters, Marsha Lee and husband, Max, of Buckhannon, Lisa Davidson and husband, Skip, of Ashburn, Va., Kathy Patterson of Greensboro, N.C., and Vikki Rovello and husband, Rod, of Buckhannon; six great grandsons, Zachary Patterson of Fort Benning, Ga., Cody Patterson of Fairview Heights, Nicholas and Christopher Davidson, both of Ashburn, Zachary Patterson and Joshua Rovello, both of Buckhannon; three great-granddaughters, Alexis Patterson of Fairview Heights, Whitney Patterson and Ciara Rovello, both of Buckhannon; several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews; special friends, Veva Smith and David Smith and wife, Charlotte, all of Buckhannon.

Mrs. Patterson was a homemaker and a retired Cook from the French Creek Elementary School. She was a member of the Rocky Ford United Methodist Church, French Creek Ext. Homemaker Club, Women’s VFW Aux. Rebekah Lodge 183 and the Retired School Association.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Heavner officiating. Burial will follow in the Hampton Cemetery in Hampton.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Hampton Cemetery C/O Huelin Linger 680 Stoney Run Rd. Buckhannon, WV 26201 or to your favorite charity. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.