Ruth Elizabeth Courtwright, 87, of Washington, died Thursday, October 13, 2016, in the emergency department of Washington Hospital. She was born February 1, 1929, in Eighty Four, a daughter of the late Frank Isaac Mitchell and Etta Scott Mitchell. Mrs. Courtwright was a 1948 graduate of Bentworth High School and worked as a packer at Ball Glass. Mrs. Courtwright loved flower gardening, being outside and sitting on her porch talking to neighbors. On July 30, 1955, she married John Herschel Courtwright, who died December 25, 1984. Surviving is a daughter, Deborah Courtwright of Washington. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the time of service, Monday, October 17, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. Entombment will follow in Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray. Additional information and a guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com .
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