Dorene Diana Ruhl, age 72 of Puryear, TN, died Friday, January 11, 2019, at her residence in Puryear, TN.
She was a retired inspector with USDA. She formerly worked at Hart’s Produce and Doug Taylor Auction Service in Puryear, TN. She enjoyed crocheting and crafting, and was Protestant in faith.
Dorene was born September 5, 1946, in Moline, IL, to the late Raymond Thomas Gaston and the late Arline Elizabeth Vermillion Gaston.
She was married March 24, 1967, to her husband Samuel Gene Ruhl, who survives of Puryear, TN.
Along with her husband, she is also survived by one daughter, Cynthia Diana Woodard of Puryear, TN; one son, Michael Robert (Kana) Ruhl of Camden, TN; two sisters, Barbara (Roger) Fredrickson of Pine River, MN and Cynthia (Larry) Petree of Coos Bay, OR; five grandchildren, Semantha (Johnny) Orozco, Richard Woodard, Michael Ruhl, Patricia Ruhl, and Alyssa Scroggins; three great grandchildren, Brianna Hilford, Logan Hilford, and Cheyanne Woodard.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Arline Marie Ruhl; two sisters and five brothers.
Arrangements were handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be held Tuesday, January 22, 2019, from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Her body is to be cremated following the visitation.
Burial of cremains will be in Puryear City Cemetery in Puryear, TN, at a later date.