Ruth N. Laird
February 27, 1925 ‒ April 14, 2016
Ruth N. Laird, age 91 of Marion, passed away on Thursday April 14, 2016 at Marion General Hospital.
Ruth was born on February 27, 1925 in Sioux City, Iowa, the daughter of Rev. L. Harrison and Naomi (Strayer) Ludwig. Ruth graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She devoted her life to teaching in the Marion city schools for over 25 years.
Ruth volunteered her time at Marion General Hospital; she was honored for her devotion of over 30,000 hours of service. She served as past president of Twig 5 and chaired the Twig council. Knitting was a hobby of Ruth’s and she made many things for the new born babies at the hospital.
Ruth is survived by her son Paul Allen (Beth) Laird of Eagle River, Alaska; and her brother Marvin Ludwig.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband John Laird and her brother Dean Ludwig.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday April 19, 2016 at Epworth United Methodist Church, 249 East Center St., Marion from 10AM to 11AM; Funeral services will follow at 11AM with Rev. David Hoffman officiating; Burial will be in Marion Cemetery.
If so desired, donations may be made to Epworth United Methodist Church in memory of Ruth N. Laird or the charity of one’s choice.
The Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Laird family and condolences may be expressed to the family at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com