Ruth M. Larson, 76, of Indiana, formerly of Kane, died Friday, May 27, 2011 at Beacon Ridge Nursing Center in Indiana.
Born Dec. 5, 1934 in Elmira, N.Y., she was the daughter of William T. and Ethel C. Wilcox Smith.Â On Oct. 22, 1955 in Syracuse, N.Y., she married Leonard L. Larson, who died in 2003.
Mrs. Larson was a graduate of Fulton High School in Elmira, N.Y. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in IndianaÂ and during her life had traveled as a missionary in the Philippines and in Indonesia.Â
Surviving are a son, PhilipÂ Larson of Indiana; brother William (Darla) Smith of Elmira, N.Y.; and two sisters, Gertrude Leopard of Montour Falls, N.Y. and DaisyÂ (Richard)Â Penfield of Oswego, N.Y.Â
She was preceded in death, in addition to her husband and parents, by sisters Nellie, Edna, Dulcie and Helen; and brothers Lewis and Fred.
Following services at the Lefdahl Funeral Home in Indiana, friends may call on Tuesday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home, Inc. in Kane, at which time a service will be held there with the rev. Leonard Eastman, pastor of the Kane Revival Center, officiating.Â Interment will follow in Gibbs Hill Cemetery, Ludlow.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.ronaldmcdonaldfuneralhome.com.