Mrs. Rutha O. (Thomas) Wess, 85, of Ash Flat, died May 18 at White River Medical Center in Batesville.
She was the daughter of the late Franklin Thomas and the late Delila (Goings) Thomas.
She is survived by her daughter, Nina Bass of New Albany, Ind., a stepdaughter, Elwanda Raper of Hot Springs, Ark.; a son, Leonard Wess of Williford; stepsons, Tommy Wess of Shelby, N.C., and Wayne Wess of Cherokee Village.
The funeral services were held at Heath Oak Hill Chapel on May 20 with Rev. Tom O'Neal officiating.
Interment followed at Buchanan Cemetery in Poughkeepsie with arrangements under the direction of the Heath Funeral Home of Hardy.