Ruth Elaine Bannan Christensen

Ruth Elaine Bannan Christensen, 79, of Garfield, died Sunday, December 27, 2020 in Rogers.  She was born April 14, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois to George and Hendrina (Miller) Hopkins.  Ruth loved music and enjoyed playing the piano. She also enjoyed cross stitch and quilting.  She was an active member of Celebrate Recovery and the ministry of Christ Life Fellowship.  The theme of her life was Galatians 2:20, I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, Daniel E. Bannan, Jr. and Don Christensen; a grandson, Christopher Arquitt; and a brother, Robert Hopkins.  Ruth is survived by five children, Sarah Loveless and husband Robert, Lois Bannan, Daniel E. Bannan, III and wife Heather, SGM Joseph Bannan and wife Sarah, Rachel Spearman and husband Scott; one brother, Tom Hopkins; 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will begin 9 a.m. followed by a funeral at 10 a.m. Thursday, December 31, at Lakeview Baptist Church.  Interment will be at Fayetteville National Cemetery.