August 3, 1929 ~ May 20, 2012
Mrs. Ruth Carol Straka, 82, of Woodlake Country Club died Sunday, May 20, 2012 at her home.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 26th at Community Congregational Church.
The family will be receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Powell Funeral in Southern Pines.
Born August 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, TX, a sister, Barbara Motsinger and husband, Fuller of Southern Pines, a brother, Philip Guin of Pompano Beach, FL, a brother-in-law, George R. Straka, III of High Point, a sister-in-law, Dorothy Cochrane of Pompton Lakes, NJ, 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, three nephews, George R. Straka, IV, David and Stuart Motsinger.
Memorials may be made to Community Congregational Church, 141 N. Bennett St., Southern Pines, NC 28387