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Ruth L. Cook Sept. 9, 1933 - Oct. 8, 2019

Ruth L. Cook, 86, of Gas City, passed away at 8:40 a.m. on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at University Nursing Center in Upland. She was born in Gas City on September 9, 1933, to Marshall and Ethel (Benbow) Morris. On May 6, 1950, Ruth married Ted Cook, and he preceded her in death just last month on September 11, 2019.

Ruth was a dietary manager for ten years with Marion VA Healthcare System and previously worked at RJ Baskett Middle School for five years. She also worked on the family farm and helped her husband operate Cook’s Orchard. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and former member of the Master’s Gardeners for several years. Ruth enjoyed gardening, going on Sunday drives with her husband, and raising her family. She was a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother, always putting her family first.

Survivors include her sons, Tom (Carolyn) Cook of Avon and Jeff (Amber) Cook of Marion; daughters, Joyce (Mike) Oyler of Gas City and Joan (Mike) Williams of Gas City; sisters, Jackie Russell, Helen Stevens, Cathy Morris, and Marsha (Jerry) White; brothers, Jerry (Rita) Morris and Richard (Norma) Morris; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

In addition to her parents and loving husband, Ted, Ruth was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon (Merlin) Bradshaw; son, John (Suzie) Cook; grandson, Joe Mason; granddaughter, Heidi Mason; one brother, Harold Morris; and one sister, Mary Ann Briles.

The family will receive visitors from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, October 10, 2019, at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, Storey Chapel, 400 E. Main St., Gas City, IN.

A funeral service to celebrate Ruth’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 11, 2019, at the funeral home. Pastor Mick Simpkins will be officiating with burial following at Grant Memorial Park.

Memories may be shared online at www.nswcares.com.