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Anna Ruth McEntire Danner
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Birth: Oct. 14, 1917
Jackson County
Illinois, USA
Death: Sep. 27, 2010
Monroe County
Indiana, USA


Anna Ruth McEntire Danner, 92 of Bloomington, Indiana, formerly of Murphysboro, Illinois, died Monday, September 27, 2010 in Bloomington, Indiana. Ruth was a native of Murphysboro, and was born October 14, 1917 to the late Charles Kelly and Anna Mariah (Jacobs) McEntire. She was united in marriage to Thomas Gilchrist, "Gil", Danner on June, 18 1933, in Murphysboro, Illinois. Gil preceded her in death on November 24, 1977. Ruth was later married to Paul Emery Davis in 1979. Paul preceded her in death in 1995. Ruth was a member of Christ Community Church in Murphysboro and was a Licensed Practical Nurse. Before her retirement from nursing, she was the Office Nurse at the office of Dr. James L. Crouse, M.D. in Carbondale, Illinois and later at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale in the Obstetrics Department. During her lifetime Ruth reveled in the nurturing of infants from her earliest preteen age until her death. After 1941 and during World War II, Ruth was employed at the Ordnance Plant, Carbondale, Illinois supporting the war effort, and in the 1950s she was the bookkeeper for the Singer Sewing Machine Company in Carmi, Illinois. Ruth was a devout Christian who loved her church and its people. While living in Carmi, Ruth served the Lord with her melodic singing voice as a member of the choir at First Baptist Church of Carmi. She also worked for a 2 year stint, in the Obstetrics Ward of Union County Hospital, Anna, Illinois.

Survivors include two sons and two daughters: Thomas Wayne Danner, (Norma), Cobden, Illinois, Carole Ruth Danner Johns, (Kent), Bloomington, Indiana, William McIntyre Danner, Martinez, Georgia, and Carmen Marie Danner, Jacksonville, Florida. She is also survived by nine grandchildren: Katrina Parks Danner Renzaglia (Paul), Cobden, Illinois, Karen Elizabeth Danner, Cobden, Illinois, Heather Elise Frasier Spangler, Bloomington, Indiana, Brier Erin Frasier, and special friend Jo Stong, Bloomington, Indiana, Brek Danner Frasier, Indiana, Derk Adam Frasier, (Elisa), Bloomington, Indiana, Kyra Danner Lewis, (John), Simpsonville, South Carolina, Ryan Cameron Coulter, Portland, Oregon, Megan Alyssa Coulter Bynum, (Sherman), Bloomington, Indiana, and Megan's fiance, John R. Braboy, Louisville, Kentucky. Also surviving are 15 great-grandchildren.

Other family survivors are her step-children and their families: step-daughter, Martha Davis Phillis, (Charles), Peachtree City, Georgia, and step-son, Paul Thomas Davis (Barbara), Bloomington, Minnesota; four step-grandchildren, Ian Davis, Rebecca Davis, Emily Phillis, and Sarah Phillis Parker, (Tyson).

In addition to her parents and husbands she was preceded in death by one son, Gary Dale Danner, (1957), Carmi, Illinois; two brothers, Earl Lester McIntyre, (1955), Jackson County, Illinois, and Charles Eugene McIntyre, (1996), Carbondale, Illinois; and one daughter-in-law, Janet Sprout Danner, (2007), the late wife of her son William.

Services were held Friday, October 1, 2010, at Crawshaw Funeral Home in Murphysboro with Dr. Philip Nordstrom of Christ Community Church officiating and interment at White County Memorial Cemetery, formerly known as Garden of Memories Cemetery, Carmi, Illinois.

Memorials were encouraged to be made to Christ Community Church, 473 West Harrison Road, Murphysboro, Illinois, 62966.

Special Credit is given to Megan Coulter Bynum for her original construction of the above bio in the form of an obituary published in the Herald-Courier, Bloomington Indiana following her grandmother's death. A similar obituary was published in the Southern Illinoisan newspaper.

This memorial bio has been adjusted and adapted from the former creation of Megan Coulter Bynum by William McIntyre Danner. No other person or persons have any connection to the creation of this memorial as written above. 
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  Charles Kelly McEntire (1875 - 1937)
  Anna Mariah Jacobs McEntire (1879 - 1976)
  Thomas Gilchrist Danner (1912 - 1977)*
  Thomas Wayne Danner (1934 - 2011)*
  Gary Dale Danner (1937 - 1957)*
  Earl Lester McIntyre (1911 - 1955)*
  Charles Eugene McIntyre (1916 - 1996)*
  Anna Ruth McEntire Danner (1917 - 2010)
*Calculated relationship
White County Memorial Garden
White County
Illinois, USA
Created by: William McIntyre Danner
Record added: Nov 16, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61722155
Anna Ruth <i>McEntire</i> Danner
Added by: William McIntyre Danner
Anna Ruth <i>McEntire</i> Danner
Added by: William McIntyre Danner
Anna Ruth <i>McEntire</i> Danner
Added by: William McIntyre Danner
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 Added: Jun. 10, 2016
I miss the holidays on Commercial. Thanksgivings are never the same. With love Grandmother, I miss your pies too:) Your Great Grand daughter Rhiana
- Rhiana Hopkins-Draper
 Added: Jan. 15, 2014
In the arms of Jesus, your Saviour forever. At Peace, At Home, At Last - Reunited with the father you adored, the mother you respected, the son you lost too early, and the husband you chose to be your man and the father of your children - blessed mother o...(Read more)
- Billy Mac
 Added: Nov. 16, 2010

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