Ruth E. Mullin, 60, of Hardy died May 9, 2003, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro.
Born Sept. 4, 1942, in Ottumwa, Iowa, she was the daughter of Loyd S. Eslinger and Teresa Bailey Eslinger.
She married Kenneth A. Mullin Oct. 17, 1963, in Las Vegas. They moved to Hardy from Los Angeles, Calif., 16 years ago.
She was the former owner and operator of the Hardy Leather Craft Store.
Survivors include her husband; two sisters -- Helen R. Smith of Hardy, and Ava Mae Eslinger of McAlliser, Okla.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers -- Kenneth Eslinger and Ronald Eslinger; and a sister, Ethel Eslinger.
The funeral was May 13 at Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery at Highland.
Arrangements were under the direction of Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel of Highland.
Memorials may be made to the Lions Eye Bank.