Eleanor Ruark (Kirk) Schilt

Born: Wed., Jun. 25, 1924
Died: Wed., Dec. 3, 2014


4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Fri., Dec. 05, 2014
Location: Callaway Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Dec. 06, 2014
Location: Woodville Baptist Church

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Eleanor Rose Kirk Ruark

Eleanor Rose Kirk Ruark, 90, of Woodville, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at her daughter’s home in Tallahassee, Florida.  She was born in Athens, Georgia on June 25, 1924, to the late Elwood Kirk, Sr and Zora Mae Lavonia Williams.  She grew up in Georgia and was a graduate of Athens High School in 1942.  Eleanor married Rexford Griffith Ruark on October 23, 1944 and raised a family of two daughters and a son while living in Woodville, Georgia.  In the early fifties, Eleanor began working at The Farmer’s Bank in Union Point, Georgia.  Later, she transferred to the branch in Greensboro where she was Vice-President.  She also worked as a secretary for the Board of Education in Greensboro. Eleanor was an avid supporter of The University of Georgia bulldogs.  
In 1992, Eleanor married Lee Schilt and moved to St. Louis, Missouri.  They moved back to Greensboro, Georgia in 2005. Lee passed September 1, 2014.

Eleanor was preceded in death by her first husband, Rexford Griffith Ruark; her parents; two brothers, Elwood Kirk, Jr. and Robert Kirk; two sisters, Helen Kirk Bryant and Sarah Kirk Culberson; and a great granddaughter, Kate Cherrington Conway.
She is survived by two daughters, Helen Elaine Ruark Sirmans (C.F.) and  Elinor Karen Ruark Lunt (Roger) and a son, Stanley Alexander Ruark.  She is also survived by ten grandchildren; Lorelei Ruark, Sally, Andy, Eleanor Tice, Fiel, Alex, Rexford, Lane, Amanda Ruark and Amelia Rose, and twenty-five great grandchildren; Christian Rexford, Jacob, Kelly, Caroline, Laurel, Kylie, Emme, Jackson, Kirk, Clee, Ellie, Andrew, Tycen, Warner, Rylee, Kalil Ruark, Stephen, Rexford, TJ, Mason, Ayla Rose, Eileen, Lola, Pace and Kate.

A Memorial Service and Celebration of her Life was held at the Woodville Baptist Church.  She was buried in the family plot in the Woodville cemetery. Callaway Funeral Home, 208 N. Rhodes St., Union Point, GA, (706) 486-4138, was in charge of arrangements. Visit us online at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the guest register.  


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Beth Callaway Hunt
   Posted Thu December 04, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Griff and Barbara Whitman
   Posted Fri December 05, 2014
Aunt Eleanor was a special person in my life!!Lane, Stan, and Karen we love you and we are sorry for your loss. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers!!Love Griff and Barbara

Randy Richards
   Posted Sat December 06, 2014
To my cousins Stand, Karen and Elaine, I'm very sorry for your loss. I always had a high regard for you Mother and my Aunt Eleanor. I hope to see all of you again in the not too distant future.

Phil and Paula Brock
   Posted Mon December 08, 2014
Dear Elaine, Stan, and Karen,
Phil and I are so sorry about the passing of your mother, Miss Eleanor. Your mom always had a smile on her face, and I can just hear her laugh, when I think of her. Mama and Daddy were such close friends with your mom and dad and with your mom and Lee. Phil and I have such fond memories of the times we spent with my parents and your parents and with your mom and Lee. She was one of the BEST! We will truly miss her!
Yours truly,
Paula and Phil Brock

Ruth Hendrix
   Posted Thu December 11, 2014
Dear family- I just read the news of Eleanor.
MY how I have fond memories of her and Rex.
My sympathies.