Ruth M. Seal, 84, Perkinsville, passed away Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, at Community Northview Care Center in Anderson following an extended illness.

She was born Oct. 14, 1932, in Helmsburg, to Forrest Irvin and Clara May (Parker) Sisson.

She was graduated from Lapel High School. She enjoyed working puzzles, loved flowers, animals, cooking, and was an avid history buff.

Survivors include five daughters, Rita Tesarek of Austin, Texas, Debbie Langlais of Cicero, Barbara (husband, James) Surrey of Houston, Texas, Brenda (husband, Tom) Watson of Gulfport, Fla., and Carol (husband, Rick) Gentry of Perkinsville; one son, Mike Seal of Gray Court, S.C.; eleven grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; six brothers, Jim Sisson, Keith Sisson, Larry Sisson, Bob Sisson, David Sisson, and Phillip Sisson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lauton "Butch" Seal; one sister, Betty Borders; and two brothers, Gene Sisson and Charles Sisson.

Visitation is scheduled from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, at Scott E. Hersberger Funeral Home, 1010 North Main St., Lapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity for veterans or the humane society.

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