|Birth: ||Jun. 9, 1927|
|Death: ||Mar. 3, 2012|
St. Clair County
PNJ-Mar. 8, 2012
Obit. of Ruth E. Coartney
June 9, 1927-Mar. 3, 2012
Ruth E. Coartney, age 84, of O'Fallon, Ill., passed away March 3, 2012 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Ill.
She was born June 9, 1927 in Koshkonong, Mo., a daughter of Ed and Dolores Woods Stokes.
She married Richard L. Coartney May 21, 1948 in Pekin, Ill. He passed away July 29. 1993.
Ruth attended school in Williamstown, Mo. and upon leaving went to Peoria, Ill., where she was employed by Caterpillar Tractor Co. for several years. This is where she met her future husband. She returned to Canton, Mo. in 1961. She was employed as a secretary at Mississippi Valley Textile Co. and later served for many years as secretary/bookkeeper at Lewis County Motor Co. in Canton. She remained in Canton until 2008 when she moved to O'Fallon, Ill. to be near her family. She lived at the O'Fallon Apartments and made many friends there in the past three and one-half years. She was a member of the Canton Christian Church.
She survived by a son Rick (Letitia) Coartney of O'Fallon, Ill., a granddaughter Stephanie (Christopher) Dulaney of Shiloh, Ill., and several nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, infant son, brothers Stacy Milnes, John Milnes, Eugene Stokes, and sisters Pauline Risk and Jean Weaver.
At her request, no services will be held Inurnment of her cremated remains will be in Forest Grove Cemetery in Canton at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Ill.
Online condolences may be left at www.arnoldsfuneralhome.net.
Forest Grove Cemetery
Created by: AGS
Record added: Jun 19, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 112574390
Added: Jun. 19, 2013