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Ruth "Flannigan" Bernice McArthur, 89, passed October 19, 2015, in Twin Falls, Idaho.
Ruth was born December 24, 1925, in Buhl, Idaho to Ray and Phoebe Copenbarger. Ruth was married to August J. McArthur on May 6, 1947. They had three children. Following August's passing in 1966, she was remarried to Ray Whaley in 1971, and later divorced in 1976. Ruth spent the rest of her years being a devoted mother, grandmother, aunt and friend.
Ruth was raised in the Magic Valley and attended schools there. She spent many years after college working as a waitress and cooking for the sheep shearers. Ruth loved being active and staying busy, she loved to fish, camp, square-dance, bowl, and do crafts. Above all, Ruth's true passion was spending time with her family.
Ruth is survived by her brother, Butch (Ronnie) Copenbarger; sisters, Patty Montgomery and Betty Bosh; sister-in-law, Wilma Copenbarger; five grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; two great, great-grandchildren and an extended loving family.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Ray Copenbarger and Robert "Bob" Copenbarger and children, Norman "Joey" McArthur, August "Pete" McArthur and Sandra "Sandi" Johnston.
A funeral service is at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at Farmer Funeral Chapel in Buhl, Idaho.
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