The Times West Virginian


March 26, 2013

Ruth McCartney

Ruth E. McCartney “Purple Ruth,” 80, of Fairmont, formerly of Clarksburg, passed away Saturday (March 23, 2013) peacefully with family by her side at Monongalia General Hospital in Morgantown.

She was born in Clarksburg on June 7, 1932, daughter of the late Frank Millard and Vadis Pearl (Simmons) Bond.

Mrs. McCartney retired from Anchor Hocking in 1980. She enjoyed attending social events with her friends at the Fairmont Arbors. Her family and friends will remember her most for her fondness of the color purple.

She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Haddox and her husband Bill of Simpsonville, S.C.; her son, Mark Talkington and his wife Doris of Fairmont; five grandchildren, Brandi Corley, Shasta Williams, Nikki Henderson, Casey Black and Tyson Haddox; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are a brother, Kenneth Bond of Clarksburg; a sister, Margaret Dean of Lyman, S.C.; as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Herbert McCartney; a sister, Oleta Haynes and her husband Bob; a brother, Glenn Bond; a brother-in-law, Jack Dean; and a sister-in-law, Shirley Bond.

In keeping with Ruth’s wishes, there will be no funeral home visitation. Family and friends are welcome to graveside services at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Quiet Dell, Mount Clare, at 1 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Bert Coffman officiating.

Carpenter and Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont, has been entrusted with all arrangements.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

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