|Birth: ||Nov. 4, 1879|
|Death: ||Jun. 21, 1925|
The Western Spirit, Paola, Miami Co., Kansas, Friday, June 26, 1925, page 1:
"Sunday night, June 21st, 1925, about nine o'clock, a life went out at Research hospital, in Kansas City, Missouri, that brought deep sorrow to hundreds of Paola homes. At that hour the brave, religious spirit of Mrs. William Henry Ringer found its release. Seated at the bedside, holding her hand, was the husband when the final breath came. Mr. Ringer went up Sunday morning. Along toward evening a sudden change in the patient's condition developed, and the other members of the immediate family, along with other relatives, were notified. The children, Marian and Walter, and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph A. Schmitt, arrived at the hospital only a few minutes after Mrs. Ringer had passed away.
Cora Ardelle Buck, daughter of Walter R. Buck, was born in Paola, Kansas, November 4, 1879. Here she spent her childhood days, attended our public schools and was graduated with the class of '97. On November 20th, 1901 she became the wife of W. H. Ringer, of this city, and to them were born a son and a daughter – Walter, now twenty, and Marian, sixteen.
Mrs. Ringer always enjoyed good health until three years ago this summer. In 1922 she underwent an operation in Kansas City, her ailment being carcinoma of the breast. For months she remained at the hospital, receiving every attention and care that love and medical skill could command. Gradually growing better, her condition greatly improved and she was brought back to once more enjoy the companionship of old associations and the new home at 302 East Wea street, which the happy family moved into two years ago last winter. The two again entered into the social life of the town and their legion of friends rejoiced in the belief that Cora's illness was over. But the old trouble returned and on the 20th of last month she reentered the hospital. In spite of her courage and determination to get well, the odds were against her, and Death finally claimed her last Sunday night.
The body was brought to Paola last Monday morning and conveyed to the family residence, where the funeral rites were conducted Tuesday afternoon by Reverend J. Jas. DePree, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, of which Mrs. Ringer was a member. The pall-bearers were: Arthur F. McLachlin, Clarence N. Emery, Frank W. Sponable, Fred W. Russell, Leonard T. Bradbury and Jno. W. Sheridan. Interment was in the Paola cemetery, on the lot where sleep Mr. Ringer's father and mother, Captain and Mrs. W. G. Ringer.
Besides her devoted husband, Mrs. Ringer is survived by her husband by her daughter and son; her father, Walter R. Buck, and one sister, Mrs. Stella Schmitt, wife of R. A. Schmitt, all of the home."
Walter Roland Buck (1852 - 1944)
Ella M. Gray Buck (1855 - 1923)
William Henry Ringer (1872 - 1953)
William Walter Ringer (1905 - 1947)*
Note: Same stone as William H. Ringer. She was a daughter of Walter R. & Ella (Gray) Buck.
Created by: Marc Doty
Record added: Nov 16, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16674699