Ruth Haslett, 86, of Moko, Ark., daughter of the late Thomas J. and Sarah Martha (Kelly) Hutson, was born on July 19, 1922, at Moko. She died Nov. 26, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem.
Ruth was united in marriage to Woodrow Haslett on May 13, 1941, at Moko. She spent her working years as postmaster for the Moko Post Office and owner of Haslett's Grocery in Moko. She was of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by: two sons, Robert Dale Haslett of Independence, Mo., and Jerry Lee Haslett Sr. (Ann) of Lawson, Mo.; one daughter, Carolyn Kay Barton (Ralph) of Moko; seven grandchildren, Jerry Lee Haslett Jr. (Donna), Brian Haslett (Krista), Jimmy Haslett (Stephanie), Allen Barton (Kristi), Christina Green (Jerry) and Rodney Haslett (Teresa) and Gwen Haslett; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by: her husband; parents; son, Billy Haslett; brother, Clyde Hutson; sister, Della Spencer; and two grandchildren, Mike Haslett and Sheryl Haslett.
Funeral services were held Nov. 29 at the Barker Funeral Home Chapel in Salem with Bro. John Hodges officiating. Interment followed in the Stateline Cemetery at Moko, under the direction of Barker Funeral Home.
Memorials preferred to the Spring River Home Health.