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Anna Ruth Heard

Anna Ruth Heard, 87, of Dunlap, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 12, 2020, after a brief illness.

Anna Ruth was born in San Diego, California. She settled with her family in Dunlap when she was a young girl. She worked for Sequatchie Valley Electric Cooperative and Bledsoe Telephone Cooperative until her retirement after 24 years of service. She was an active member of Dunlap United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Sunday School class, sang in the choir and served on numerous committees. For many years after her retirement, Anna Ruth volunteered for the local Meals on Wheels. She enjoyed baking and planning meals for her family, gardening, and reading.

Anna Ruth is preceded in death by her husband, Carl Heard; her mother, Lula Mae Godsey Creasman; her father, Jeff Catron Creasman; brother, James Creasman; and grandson, Chad Lockhart.

She is survived by her children, Lisa (Philip) Johnson, LeRoy (Tina) Heard, and Laura (Steve) Lockhart; her grandchildren are Ashley (Matt) Overley, Laura (Allen) Jones, Heather (Caleb) Lockhart, Kenzie (Eli) Stout, and Brady Heard. Anna Ruth was also blessed with 10 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, April 14 at Sequatchie County Memorial Gardens with Rev. Richard Rhea officiating.

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Arrangements are by Standefer-Reed Funeral Home of Dunlap.

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