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Elizabeth Ruark, Succumbs at 86 - Died June 17, 1970  Elizabeth Mason.jpg (50174 bytes)   Elizabeth Mason Farris Ruark.jpg (57719 bytes)

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GRANGEVILLE- Mrs. Elizabeth Nancy Farris Ruark, 86, a resident of the Grangeville area for most of her life, died Wednesday afternoon at Grangeville General Hospital where she had been a patient day.

     Due to failing health, she moved from Craigmont to the Parkhill Manor Nursing Home in 1968.  Until then she had lived with her son, Rex Faris, Lewis County Sheriff, since 1962.

     She was born Dec. 25, 1883 at Cuba Kansas.  The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jobe Scott Mason.  She married Rollie J. Faris May 13, 1900 at Harpster.  Following their marriage they homesteaded on McComas Meadows, near Grangeville, until 1923.  They then moved to Grangeville where Faris died May 29, 1932 .

     In 1947 she married Frank Ruark at Grangeville.  They moved to Kooskia where he was employed by the Idaho County road district until his death in 1959.

     Mrs. Ruark was a member of the Kooskia Rebekah Lodge and the Veterans of Foreign Wars auxiliary.

     She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Vivian) Groom of Whitebird, and Mrs. Floyd (Betty) Litchfield, Grangeville, 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

     The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hansen Funeral Home, with the Rev. Donald Guy, pastor of the Grangeville First Church of the Nazarene, officiating.  Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery .

Submitted by: Penny Casey, granddaughter of Elizabeth





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