Ruth C. Straka
Ruth Carol Straka, 82, of Woodlake Country Club, died Sunday, May 20, 2012, at her home.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., on Saturday, May 26th at Community Congregational Church. The family will be receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 25, at Powell Funeral Home, in Southern Pines.
Born Aug, 3, 1929, in Cumberland County, she was a daughter of the late Lauchlin David and Mary Christian Guin, and wife of the late James Robert Straka. Ruth was a graduate of Southern Pines High School, where she was a cheerleader and basketball player; was a director of mental health for four counties in the state of North Carolina, a member of Community Congregational Church, an avid golfer, and enjoyed playing bridge with her special team of Jeaninne, Susie and Ronnie.
She is survived by a son, Michael R. Straka and wife, Sharon, of Fort Worth, Texas; a sister, Barbara Motsinger and husband, Fuller, of Southern Pines; a brother, Philip Guin, of Pompano Beach, Fla.; a brother-in-law, George R. Straka III, of High Point; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Cochrane, of Pompton Lakes, N.J.; three grandchildren, Christy Straka, of Wilmington, Kerry Jones and husband, Rob, of Leland, and Christopher Collins and wife, Kelly, of Claudville, Va.; three great-grandchildren, Wyatt and Lydia Jones, and Ashton Collins; one niece, Layne Straka; and three nephews, George R. Straka IV, and David and Stuart Motsinger.
Memorials may be made to Community Congregational Church, 141 N. Bennett St., Southern Pines, NC 28387.
Powell Funeral Home in Southern Pines is serving the Straka family. Online condolences may be made atwww.PinesFunerals.com.