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Ruth Campbell Allen Cloninger
9 July, 1894 - 26 October, 1987
From The Idaho Press-Tribune
October, 1987
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Ruth Cloninger

     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 Seattle area.
     She moved to Roswell and worked at the Nyssa hospital as an aide.
     She married Elmer Cloninger in 1960.  He died in 1962.
     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 great-grandchildren.
     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, Caldwell 83606.


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