Ruth L. Shoopman Memorial


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Ruth Lona Shoopman

September 15, 1909 ~ October 11, 1994


Ruth Lona Shoopman, 85, a resident of Paragould Nursing Center passed away Tuesday, October 11,1994 at Arkansas Methodist Hospital.

Mrs. Shoopman was born September 15,1909, in Greene County.   A member of the First United Methodist Church, she was a retired registered nurse at Arkansas Methodist Hospital, where she was employed for more than 40 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Fay Shoopman in 1985. Her parents Luther and Emma Bibb/White and one brother Eugene White.

Survivors include five sisters, Selma Highfill, Alvie Textor and Dorothy Smith all of Paragould, Bernice Holland of Buckner, Mo., and Geraldine Bentz of Batesville.

A graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13,  at Linwood Cemetery in Paragould with Joe Kennedy officiating. Private family visitation will be held.

Mitchell Funeral Home of Paragould is in charge of arrangements.



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Some say love it is a river
that drowns the tender reed
Some say love it is a razer
that leaves your soul to bleed

Some say love it is a hunger
an endless aching need
I say love it is a flower
and you it's only seed

It's the heart afraid of breaking
that never learns to dance
It's the dream afraid of waking
that never takes the chance

It's the one who won't be taken
who cannot seem to give
and the soul afraid of dying
that never learns to live

When the night has been too lonely
and the road has been too long
and you think that love is only
for the lucky and the strong

Just remember in the winter
far beneath the bitter snows
lies the seed that with the sun's love
in the spring becomes the rose

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