Ruth Davis Wells, 95, of Rush, Kentucky, formerly of Pikeville, Kentucky passed away on May 22, 2023 in Ashland, Kentucky. She was born September 9, 1927 in West Liberty, Kentucky to Grace Elam and William Amos Davis.
She was the third eldest daughter of eleven children.
Ruth worked for the Kentucky Tourism Board and appeared on a post card promoting the Bluegrass state and in the publication Scenic South. She met and married William Blair Wells, former Kentucky State Representative, and they made their life together in Pikeville, Kentucky.
Ruth worked for the Army Corps of Engineers in Pikeville and Paintsville and later for the Social Security Administration. Ruth was a member of the First Christian Church of Pikeville. She was active in the Woman’s Club, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, American Cancer Society, and loved to entertain guests in her home for games of Bridge and Canasta. An exceptionally caring lady, she participated in Meals on Wheels. She was a proud member of the Democratic Party and volunteered her time with elections for many years.
Ruth is survived by her daughter, Linda Wells Fowler, and granddaughter, Kristen Blair Hicks (Jason), both of Ashland, Kentucky; sisters Billie Perkins (Atlanta, Georgia), Frances Dehart (Fort Mitchell, Kentucky), and Linda Paschal (Shelbyville, Kentucky) and many great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by sisters, Virginia Watkins, Allene Davis, Estelle Caskey and brothers Chiles Davis, William Amos Davis, Jr., Tommy Davis, and Edwin Davis.
Ruth will be remembered for the determination with which she approached anything in life, the love she had for her family and friends, her love of every single dog and cat lucky to cross her doorstep, and especially the love for her family home in West Liberty, Kentucky.
A private memorial will be held at a later date in West Liberty, Kentucky.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Ashland Animal Rescue Fund – 12365 Kevin Ave. Ashland, KY 41102.
To share a memory of Ruth or to extend condolences to her family, please visit: www.steenfuneralhome.com.