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Edna Ruth

Jul 03, 2013

Edna Ruth, 92, formerly of Mt. Pleasant, died Monday, July 1, 2013, in Springfield, Mo.

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 5, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel where the family will receive friends. Funeral services will immediately follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Earl Swigart officiating. Interment will be in the Forest Home Cemetery. A memorial has been established to Midwest Old Threshers. Online condolences may be directed to

Born Nov. 11, 1920, in Mt. Sterling, she was the daughter of William LeRoy and Katharine Gertrude Geeseka Logan. She graduated from Burlington High School in 1938. On Oct. 30, 1940, she married William W. “Bill” Ruth. He preceded her in death.

The family lived on farms in Packwood and Fairfield where she was a housewife and helped with the farm. They moved to Mt. Pleasant where she worked as a seamstress and then at the Henry County Courthouse. She retired from work with the Henry County Secondary Road Department.

She was a member of Business and Professional Woman and would help with the antique popcorn wagon during Midwest Old Threshers. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, reading and collecting old coins and stamps.

Survivors include two sons, Fred Ruth of Ashgrove, Mo., and Sam (Cathy) Ruth of Bonaparte; a brother; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death are her husband, her parents, two brothers and two sisters.

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