Ruth was saved and baptized at a young age at the Nazarene Church in Hoopeston.
Ruth married Ralph Glover on December 8, 1950. Together they had five children: Terry, Barry, Jay, Jan, and Gail. She and Ralph moved to Elk Creek, Missouri, in 1970. They joined Elk Creek Baptist Church where she played the piano and taught Sunday school for many years. In 1996, they moved to Mountain Grove, Missouri, where they joined First Baptist Church.
She loved gathering around the piano and singing with family and friends. Her favorite pastimes were camping, fishing, crocheting, and playing volleyball and cards. She greatly enjoyed cooking and was a wonderful cook.
Ruth retired from Brown Shoe Company in Cabool, Missouri.
Besides her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her stepmother, Adeline Kinder; two sisters, Joyce Kinder and Judy Prior; and a grandson, Clinton Lester Glover.
She is survived by her loving husband, Ralph Lester Glover of Mountain Grove; three sons, Terry Allen Glover and wife Julie of Fowler, Indiana, Barry Lester Glover of Cabool, and Jay Michael Glover and wife Kumcha of Richland, Missouri; two daughters, Janiece Leree Fugitt and husband Bruce of Mountain Grove and Gail Lynette Wright and husband Mark of Ozark, Missouri; one sister, Bonnie Urich and husband Larry of Hoopeston, Illinois; twelve grandchildren, Carrie Lincks, Derrick Glover, Cody Glover, Stella Barr, Kerick Gibbs, Bailey Glover, Adam Glover, Jennifer Harrison, Misty Clemons, Elizabeth Wright, and Daniel Wright; 16 great-grandchildren; and many other friends, family, and church family.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 9, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home with Rev. Roy Bryant officiating. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home.