Ruth Campbell Allen Cloninger
9 July, 1894 - 26 October, 1987
From The Idaho Press-Tribune
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo
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Memorial services for Ruth C. Cloninger, 93, of Parma, who
died Monday, Oct. 26, at a Nyssa nursing home of natural
causes, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Sterry Memorial
Presbyterian Church and the Rev. Raymond L. Wilson of Ontario,
Ore., will officiate.
Private family graveside services will be held at the
Roswell Cemetery, Roswell, under the direction of Dakan
Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
Mrs. Cloninger was born July 9, 1894, at Indianola,
Iowa, to Bryce Monroe and Mary Dodds Maxwell Campbell.
She married Roy Allen Jan. 17, 1914. Mr. Allen
died May 11, 1939.
Following his death she moved to Seattle, Wash., where
she worked on B-17 bombers during World War II. She
later became a licensed practical nurse and worked in the
She moved to Roswell and worked at the Nyssa hospital
as an aide.
She married Elmer Cloninger in 1960. He died in
Following his death she moved to Parma, where she sold
Avon products until her health forced her retirement.
She is survived by a son, Norris Dale Allen of
Meridian; a daughter, Margaret Bennett of Parma; a sister,
Cleora Myrl Fisk of Parma; seven grandchildren; and 16
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Wilson and
Dale Campbell; a sister, Kate Willis; and a great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to the Sterry Memorial
Presbyterian Church or the Kirkpatrick Memorial Presbyterian
Church, Parma, in care of Dakan Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 1386,
Full-sized headstone photo
available upon request.