Ruth Evelyn Francis, age 71, of Arkadelphia, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012.

Ruth Evelyn Francis, age 71, of Arkadelphia, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. She was born May 7, 1941, in Arkadelphia, to John Tom and Christine Williams Francis. She was a homemaker and also worked as a pastry chef at Southfork Truck Stop.

She is survived by a special friend, Loyd Keenam of Arkadelphia; along with many other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Chapel with Bro. Robert Watson officiating. Visitation will be from noon until service time. Sign the online guestbook at www.ruggleswilcox.com.