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EDMONTON – Ruth Marie Word, 93, passed away Sunday, February 13, 2022, at NHC Healthcare in Glasgow. She was born in Metcalfe County on February 7, 1929, to the late Clyde and Wanda Williams Garrett. She was a homemaker and enjoyed collecting antiques and had an antique shop at her home.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Word; two brothers, Wayne and Dewey “Pete” Garrett; and two sisters, Aline Garrett and Doris Garmon England.

She is survived by two daughters, Dianna Word Norcross and husband, Ken of New York, Deborah Buchanan, and husband, Jeff of Indiana; a granddaughter, Brittany; and great-grandson, Braxton. She is survived by a special friend and caregiver, Adam Brown, and several nieces, and nephews.

Graveside services for Ruth Word will be held at 1:00 PM Wednesday, February 16, 2022, at the Metcalfe County Memorial Gardens near Edmonton with burial to follow. The family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to the Metcalfe County Animal Shelter in care of Edmonton Veterinary Clinic, 101 River Rd., Edmonton, Kentucky 42129.

Butler Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted to the care of Mrs. Word. Please share your messages of condolence with the family at



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