Ruth L. Dilbeck age 90, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Sunday, August 12, 2018 in Mena.

She was born on May 20, 1928 in Pueblo, Colorado to the late Jim Steed and the late Alene Steed. Mrs. Dilbeck was married on September 11, 1948 to the late Woody Dilbeck. She was a thoughtful homemaker, faithful minister’s wife and sold Avon for many years. Ruth loved life to the fullest and was a wonderful example for her children and friends. She was a loving and kind wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to everyone. Ruth was a special “Grammy” to many people.

She is survived by Son: Larry Dilbeck and wife Debbie of Knob Noster, Missouri

Daughter: Gwen Dilbeck and friend Danny Chism of Mena, Arkansas

Grandchildren: Jeremy, Cara, Andrea, Ginger, Chandra, Jessica, Amber, Chad and Cody

Numerous great-grandchildren several nieces, nephews, and a very special niece, Erma Mize and husband Bernie

Extended family: Sandy Gray, Elda Jones, Fina Ralls, and Linda Swan.

She was preceded in death by her parents Jim and Alene Steed, her husband of sixty years Woody Dilbeck, daughter Becky Young, sister Inez Nash and brothers Royce Steed and Jimmy Steed.
Special thanks to the staff at the Oaks and Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehab for all their wonderful care. 

Funeral service will be Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Northside Church of Christ in Mena with Brother Jeremy Jones officiating. Interment will follow in the Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.


Visitation is general.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in her name to Southern Christian Children’s Home, P.O. Box 649, Morrilton, Arkansas 72110.

Pallbearers will be Glen Stepp, Tim Robbins, Alton Dollar, Patrick Riley, Kevin Atchley and Randy Stepp.


8-14-18   11:24 a.m.

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