Ruth Ellen Dawald, 83, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017, at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Mo.
Ruth was born August 9, 1933, in Carthage, Mo., to Frank E. Ford Sr. and Ida May "Sigler" Ford. She was a lifetime resident of Carthage, a homemaker and was employed by Reed Engineering as their secretary.
Ruth was a devoted member of Mount Moriah United Methodist Church, in Carthage. She was a member of the University of Missouri Extension Club, a 4H Leader, taught Sunday school and was a youth group leader at her church.
Ruth was united in marriage to Frank Dawald on October 4, 1953 at Mt. Moriah United Methodist Church, in Carthage; he survives.
Ruth is also survived by one son, Frank Richard Dawald and wife. Terri. of Carthage; one daughter, Sharon Frost and husband, Randy, of Carthage; and four grandchildren, Peter Frost, Kelsey Frost, Jeffrey Dawald and Lauren Dawald. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Marion Hensley Keyes; and three brothers, Dave, Bill and Frank Ford Jr.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 7, at Ulmer Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m., Thursday, April 6, at Ulmer Funeral Home. Burial will be at Park Cemetery, in Carthage.
Contributions may be made to Mt. Moriah United Methodist Church, in care of Ulmer Funeral Home, to be used toward their building fund, youth program and Christmas lights.
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Arrangements are under the direction of Ulmer Funeral Home.
Published on April 5, 2017