Bedford said “goodbye” to another of its best citizens this week. Ruth Crouch, the “Pie Lady,” died Monday morning. She was 75.
Crouch, was born in Pulaski and came to Bedford when she was in third grade when her father, Oakey Foutz, returned to his home town. When she was in high school, she had an after-school job with Updike & Stevens, a grocery store. Later, she worked locally for for the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company until it transferred the operations of its Bedford office to Roanoke.