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Ruth C. (Williams) Stanger


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Ruth C. (Williams) Stanger Obituary

Ruth C. Stanger, 97, of Independence, Mo., passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at Centerpoint Medical Center.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 E. 39th St., Independence, MO 64055. Burial will be in Mt. Washington Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 9 a.m. until service time Saturday at the chapel.

Donations may be made in her name to the VFW National Home, 3573 S. Waverly Road, Eaton Rapids, MI 48827.

She was born December 11, 1920, in Kansas City, Mo., to Walter A. and Catherine A. (Leiser) Williams and has been a lifelong area resident. She had worked for Speas Vinegar Company until 1979. She was an active member of the VFW Auxiliary for over 70 years, serving as state president, 2 years as district 5 president, Jackson County president and local president of auxiliary 1000, VFW Auxiliary, past state president of the now defunct Military Order of Lady Bugs Auxiliary member of the 6th Inf. 20th Div., Co. D. She spent her winters in Texas where she worked for 15 years as a H.O.S.T. member in Stewart Place Elementary School. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary #21. She has many nieces, nephews and cousins. She and her husband loved to travel making all 50 states, all of Canada except Prince Edward Island, Mexico, France, Italy, Netherlands and England. She and her husband were both lifelong members of the Atherton UMC.

Survivors include a son, Ed Stanger of Independence, Mo.; 2 daughters, Carol Hotter and husband, Robert, of Edwards, Mo., and Pat Stanger of Holden, Mo.; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and 2 step-great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 5 sisters, a brother and a daughter-in-law Kaye Stanger.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.speakschapel.com.

Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel, 816-373-3600.
Published in The Examiner on Aug. 9, 2018
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