Ruth Ilene Matthews Edit Profile
Student, Westark Community College, Fort Smith, Arkansas, 1974-1976.
Broiler secretary, Oklahoma Foods, Inc., Fort Smith, Arkansas, 1969-1970; office manager, Norcross Volkswagen, Fort Smith, Arkansas, 1970-1971; finance secretary, First United Methodist Church, Fort Smith, Arkansas, since 1971; manager apartment and business complex, Old Town apartment and business complex, Fort Smith, since 1986. Treasurer Fort Smith Heritage Foundation, 1975-1989, William O. Darby Ranger Foundation, Fort Smith, since 1975.
The state should not attempt to control the church, nor should the church seek to dominate the state. The separation of church and state should not be misconstrued as the abolition of all religious expression from public life.
As human beings people are a part of a cruel and violent and unjust world that feels like it cannot be changed. By accepting forgiveness and liberation, God enables to resist evil and to live life that can make this world a better place.
Official delegate Cisterna, Italy and Fort Smith Sister City, since 1987. Member National Association of Female Executives, Old Fort Museum, Fort Smith Art Center, Fort Smith History Society, Arkansas History Association, Arkansas Preservation Association, Fort Smith Heritage Foundation.
Married Jack Wayne Matthews, June 14, 1947 (divorced 1987). Children: Jack Wayne, Junior, Roseanna Walcher.
1976Westark Community College , Student
1969 - 1970
1970 - 1971