Obituaries » Ruth Cole McKee
July 19, 1918 - December 29, 2016
Ruth McKee was born July 19, 1918 in Blackwell, MO. She was the daughter of Howard Stanley and Genevieve (nee Donald) Cole. She passed on December 29, 2016 at Crystal Oaks Nursing Facility in Crystal City, MO at the age of 98 years. She is survived by her step-son, Bill (Betty) McKee, Alma AR; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ernest M. “Mac” McKee; one step-daughter, Carolyn (Abe) Nosser; siblings, Elaine Babbitt, James Cole, Virginia Campbell, and Sylvester Cole. Ruth began her teaching career at Barytes School in Washington County, MO and taught at several other rural schools before retiring at Lindbergh School District.