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Mary Ruth Bennett Rucker, 86

Mary Ruth Bennett Rucker, 86, of Cornelius, NC passed away peacefully on December 21, 2017.  Mary was born December 25, 1930 in Ada, OK  to the late Robert H. Bennett and Lorenza Hammonds Bennett.  Mary Ruth served as President of the South Piedmont Chapter Auxiliary of the Professional Engineers of North Carolina.  She was a charter member of Lake Norman Baptist Church where she served on the nominating committee, also as church clerk, nursery worker, Sunday school teacher and chair of the pictorial directory. She also was the office manager for Dana H. Rucker & Assoc. for many years.  Mary Ruth was currently a member of the Neighborhood Church, Huntersville, NC. 
Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her son-in-law Chris Holcombe and sister, Sue Conner, mother-in-law, Lilla Campbell Rucker and father-in-law Dana Henry Rucker, Jr.
Mary Ruth is survived by her loving family; husband of 68 years, Dana H. Rucker, III; sons, Robert D. Rucker (Debbie) of Weddington, NC, Joseph B. Rucker (Judy) of Garner, NC; daughter, Donna R. Holcombe of Huntersville, NC; grandchildren, Kathy Grey, Joy Rucker, Dana, Jr.(Rebecca) Rucker, Joseph, Jr. (Jenny) Rucker, Summy Rucker, Aaron Rucker, Michelle Holcombe, Jessica Holcombe, Brooke Holcombe; great-grandchild, Lauren Rucker.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 beginning at 12:30 PM at Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home, Huntersville. The funeral services will follow at 2:00 pm in the chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Landon Horton officiating.   Interment will follow at Sharon Memorial Park, Charlotte.
Memorial contributions may be made to Neighborhood Church, Building Fund, 12625 Kemerton Lane, Huntersville, NC  28078 or Novant Hospice and Palliative Care, P.O. Box 33549, Charlotte, NC  28233-3549.