Ruth Storey Beernink, age 91, of Bell Buckle, passed away on Jan. 11, 2013, at Middle Tennessee Medical Center.
She was a native of Bedford County but lived in Rutherford County most of her life. Ruth was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and a homemaker.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, Warner Storey and Nina Katherine Halmontaler Storey; husband, John Hendrick Beernink. She is survived by her son, John T. Beernink of Bell Buckle; daughters, Carolyn (Harold) Miller of Christiana and Merilyn (Buddy) Gambill of Christiana; brother, James Warner Storey; sister, Marie Storey Overcast of Bedford County; six grandchildren, Joanna Whitmire, Katherine Miller, Seth Miller, Trey (Angie) Gambill; Benjamin Gambill and Nina K. Gambill; two great-grandchildren, A.J. Gambill and Gemma Gambill; and loving caregiver, Paula Selmer.
Graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at Evergreen Cemetery with Rev. Bobby Hardy and Trey Gambill officiating. Burial will follow with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Jennings & Ayers Funeral Home; 820 South Church St., Murfreesboro, TN 37130. 615-893-2422. Please leave condolences at www.jenningsandayers.com