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Mrs. Ruth Oleta Tillman

Died: November 2, 2017

Ruth Oleta Tillman, 94, of Hendersonville, died November 2, 2017 at Pardee Hospital. She was born in Portland, Oregon on May 9, 1923 the daughter of the late Arthur and Virginia Hepner Barrows. In addition to her parents, she was also predeceased by her husband (of 65 years), Charles D. “Bill” Tillman and three bro…read more

Ruth Oleta Tillman, 94, of Hendersonville, died November 2, 2017 at Pardee Hospital. She was born in Portland, Oregon on May 9, 1923 the daughter of the late Arthur and Virginia Hepner Barrows. In addition to her parents, she was also predeceased by her husband (of 65 years), Charles D. “Bill” Tillman and three brothers, Leister, Fredrick and Walter.

 

She moved to the Panama Canal when she was 4 years old and lived there where she met her husband. They moved to Hendersonville in 1970.

 

Ruth was a devoted homemaker and a dedicated volunteer having volunteered at Pardee Hospital for over 30 Years. She was an avid bowler who also enjoyed sewing, crafts and crocheting. She was a giving person, she would do anything for anybody and everyone loved her.

 

She is survived by her daughter, Shirley R. Crafton and her husband James, two sons, William G. Tillman and James A. Tillman and his wife Terri, seven grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

 

No services will be held.

 

Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors are in charge of  the arrangements.

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