Della Ruth

Mrs. Della Cassel Ruth, wife of John L. Ruth, Jr., died at the Cottage hospital, Galesburg, Monday at 2:40 o’clock p.m., following a serious operation, which she submitted to Friday a week ago, for the removal of an abdominal tumor. The body was brought to Astoria on the early morning train Tuesday, and taken to the Cassel homestead, one-half mile southeast of Astoria.

Seldom has been our duty to record so sad a death. A dark gloom was cast over the entire community when the news of her death reached here. Mrs. Ruth was of an affectionate disposition, bright and winning in her ways so that friendship’s circle was to her a large one. Her life was gentle, but like the still waters, it was deep. In her heart she carried those she loved, and her hand was never weary, her step never failed in ministering unto, caring for, waiting upon those who were in any way dependent upon her.

The deceased was born February 1st, 1891, on the farm on which she lived at the time of her death. She was aged 32 years, 2 months and one day. On February 8, 1912, she was united in marriage to John L. Ruth, Jr. No children were born to this union. Besides her husband, she leaves to mourn her death her father, W. W. Cassel and step-mother, two brothers, Jesse and Ray of Astoria, and two sisters, Mrs. Myrna Kost of Vermont and Anna, who made her home with her since the death of her mother.

Mrs. Ruth was a member of the United Brethren church, having been converted to that faith in February, 1921. She was also a member of the Pythian Sister lodge.

Funeral services will be held at the U. B. church Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, conducted by Rev. Ella Niswonger. Burial in the Astoria cemetery.


Published in the Argus-Search Light on 4/4/1923

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