Cordelia Ruth Danner, age 90, passed away October 4, 2020 in Nevada, Missouri where she had made her home since 2009.
She was born November 3, 1929 to Chester and Ruby Hart of El Dorado Springs, Missouri. Ruth graduated from El Dorado Springs High School in 1948.
Following graduation she went to work at the shoe factory. There she met Edsel Warren. They married and had one child, Jack Lee. A few years later they bought a farm in Colorado and moved there, eventually moving on to Sacramento, California where Ruth worked as a teller. She retired twenty-five years later as Loan Department Supervisor. Meanwhile, Edsel and Ruth divorced, Jack enlisted in the Marines. Ruth married Fred Danner.
Jack returned from service. His ship had been sprayed with Agent Orange. It ruined his health and he had no life to speak of after that. Fred Danner died of emphysema.
Ruth and Jack moved to Bozeman, Montana, then Sheridan, Wyoming, and back to Nevada, MO in 2009. Agent Orange dealt its final blow in 2010 when Jack died. He was 58 years old.
Finding herself alone, Ruth threw herself in decorating her home. She loved red and that was her color theme. Ruth lost the hearing completely in one ear years earlier, and the other ear was severely compromised, so she socialized very little.
Ruth had a severe stroke in 2018 that caused her left side to be paralyzed. She never went home again, but spent the next two years in Moore-Few facility in Nevada, MO.
She and Jack loved animals. They had dogs, cats, bunnies, and birds. She had one dog, Dixie, who was with her to the end.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, son, Jack Warren, husband, Fred Danner, nephew, Robert Tracy Johnston, and sister, Dottie Lee Farmer.
Ruth is survived by one sister, June Johnston of Wyoming and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held at Clintonville, Cemetery at El Dorado Springs, MO. under the direction of Bland-Hackleman.