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“I will miss you very much, Grandma...I'll miss the card games late at night...the popcorn tins you sent for birthdays...the delicious applesauce you...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Katherine Nagele - NC

“We cherish the memory of your mother, Frank. Her sweet smile brightened our lives. She awaits her family and friends in heaven. Praise be to the...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Joyce&Dick Elmhurst - Clearwater, FL

“Ruth was a very good friend. She taught me how to work with pine needles and interested in bonsai and orchids. She and I worked together alot at...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Ellie Scofield - Port St Lucie, FL

“We extend our condolences to Ruth's family. We were her winter neighbors. I will always be thankful that she taught me how to make pine needle...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Clair & Nancy Bolwerk - Kimberly, WI

“We will cherish fond memories of Ruth - a fiesty and delightful woman and a wonderful neighbor. We had great conversations, lots of laughter and...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Deb and Jim Johnson - Appleton, WI

“Fond memories of a dear neighbor. Our condolences to the family. ”
6 of 17 | Posted by: Alan & Brenda Hodgson - FL

“Memories and feelings of loss make my heart heavy and my eyes to leak, but my heart is also glad you are now free from pain. Thank you for the lovely...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Martha Speer - Ferndale, WA

“I have many nice memories of Aunt Ruth and her wonderful spirit. My condolences to her family. ”
8 of 17 | Posted by: Shirley Klass - Pittsburgh, PA

“I am so sorry for your loss. I first met Ruth in the bonsai room and later took her basket weaving class. When she was unable to collect pine...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Sue Schmitt - Port Charlotte, FL

“To Ruth's Family, Ruth was a very kind / caring person, as you all know. I met her at Bonsai several years ago. She willingly shared her expertise...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Joyce Burke - Port Charlotte, FL

“Aunt Ruth was an amazing lady.I am so thankful that we visited her last February, I am privileged to call her my Aunt. She will be missed. ”
11 of 17 | Posted by: Janet Eastman - Irwin, PA

“I joined the Ichiban Bonsai Kai bonsai club when I first arrived in Florida around 2000. I had been involved in bonsai in Connecticut for several...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: KAthi Maisano - Punta Gorda, FL

“We will miss Ruth. We enjoyed spending time with her at the BonSai meeting. ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Peggy Wilbur - Lake Suzy, FL

“Aunt Ruth, Thank you for the kindness that you blessed us with. Mom and you are together again, hope they can tell the twins apart. Love you, ...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: George and Diane Speer - VA

“We met over Bonsai but the friendship was the good part. We'll miss you, Ruth. ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: Rick & Patti Johnstone - FL

“Mom, I am glad that you have no more pain and I hope that there are pine needles in Heaven. Love Frank and Becky ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: Frank Burrows - Plantation, FL

“Mom, I am glad that you have no more pain. Love Frank and Becky ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: Frank Burrows - Plantation, FL


Ruth May Burrows Arnold, 92, of Port Charlotte, FL passed away Saturday, October 26, 2013. She was the daughter of Karl and Florence Boice, born May 1, 1921, in Pittsburgh, PA, and came to the area in 1987 from Pittsburgh. Ruth was an auditor for Sears Service Centers in McMurray, PA. She was a member of Winter Garden Presbyterian Church in Port Charlotte, FL and a former treasurer of the Charlotte Ichiban Bonsai Kai. Ruth, loved making and teaching people how to make beautiful baskets out of pine needles Ruth will be greatly missed by her sister, Garnet Fowler of Pittsburgh, PA; sons, Frank and Rodger Burrows both of Plantation FL; daughter, Pat Devore, of San Antonio, TX; four grand-children and 9 great-grand children. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Gilbert Arnold. A memorial service to celebrate Ruth's life will be held at 10am, Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Winter Garden Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice, 1144 Veronica St., Port Charlotte, FL. To express condolences to the family, please sign the online guest book.

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