Funeral services for Ruth Lenard Martin will be at 2 p.m., Monday, May 4, 2015, at Lakeview United Methodist Church in Minden with the Rev. Leon Boggs officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Minden under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden. The family received friends from 5 until 8 p.m., Sunday, May 3, 2015, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.
Ruth was born Sept. 29, 1943, in Trenton, New Jersey, and entered into rest May 1, 2015, in Shreveport. Ruth, affectionately known by most as “Me Me,” was a diehard Tider fan. She and husband, Matt Martin, could often be found sitting in the crowd cheering on their favorite Minden High School Crimson Tiders. Even after Matt’s death, Ruth continued to support the Tide, appearing at many events, throughout her illness. Ruth will best be remembered for her heartfelt dedication to the school and its many students. She served her country in the United States Air Force and was a member of the Monday Night Ladies Club.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Mildred Louise Davis and Fred; father Alma Clifton Lenard; brothers, Clifford Lenard and Freddie Davis; sister, Gale Watkins; and husband, William Matthew “Matt” Martin.
She is survived by her son, William Scott Martin and wife Michelle; daughter, Mary Angela “Angi” Martin Oller; sisters, Cindy Corley, Patricia Parker, Sandra Wren, Suzanne Cox, Carla Lenard Martynenko and Denise Lenard; brothers, Johnny Davis, Tony Davis, Mike Davis and Keith Lenard; grandchildren, Morgan Taylor Oller, Maitland Elizabeth “Maty” Oller, William Scott Martin Jr. and Alison Elizabeth Martin.
Pallbearers will be William Kennedy Jr., Paul Cook, Roger Slack, Doug Duke, Fred Berry and O.H. Haynes, III.
Honorary pallbearers will be William Hilburn, Rodger Anderson, Ed LaBruyeye, Luther Moore and the men of the Evergreen Breakfast Club.
Memorials may be made to the Matt Martin Scholarship Fund, c/o Tina Haynes, 140 Sanders Road, Minden, LA 71055, Lakeview Methodist Church, or the donor’s choice.
The family would like to thank Dr. Scott Boniol and the staff at the Christus Schumpert-Cancer Treatment Center for their committed care of our mother and the tireless efforts to defeat cancer.