Ruth E. Coartney

Ruth E. Coartney, nee Stokes, 84, of O'Fallon, Illinois, born Thursday, June 9, 1927, in Koshkonong, MO, died Saturday, March 3, 2012 at Memorial Hospital.

Ruth lived most of her life in Canton, MO and was employed as a secretary at Mississippi Valley Textile Co. She also served for many years as secretary/bookkeeper at Lewis County Motor. co. in Canton. In 2008, she moved to O'Fallon, IL to be near her family. A resident of the O'Fallon Apartments on Weber Road, she made many close friends while here and enjoyed her regular bingo nights with them. She was a member of Canton Christian Church.  

She was preceded in death by her:

  • Husband: Richard L. Coartney
    • Whom she married May 21, 1948 in Pekin, IL and passed away July 29, 1993
  • Infant Son
  • Parents: Ed and Dolores nee Woods, Stokes
  • Brothers
    • Stacy Milnes
    • John Milnes
    • Eugene Stokes
  • Sisters
    • Pauline Risk
    • Jean Weaver

Surviving are her:

  • Son: Rick (Letitia) Coartney of O'Fallon, IL
  • Granddaughter: Stephanie (Christopher) Dulaney of Shiloh, IL
  • Several nephews and nieces

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Memorial Hospital, 4500 Memorial Drive Belleville, IL 62226

Services: At her request, no services will be held. Private interment of her cremated remains will be in Forest Grove Cemetery in Canton, MO.

Condolences left for Ruth E. Coartney:

    Rick and family - I just learned of your mother's passing. I adored her. She was a part of my childhood memories, and it was my pleasure to get reaquainted with her as an adult. I know how hard it is to lose your mother. I still think of mine every day. My sincerest sympathies to each of you. Patti (Little) Meldrum

    Patti Meldrum Canton MO 63435