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Ruth Mary Dillard

Female 1917 - 2009  (91 years)

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  • Name Ruth Mary Dillard 
    Born 23 Aug 1917  Oskaloosa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 23 Mar 2009  Moline, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The Oskaloosa Herald, 25 Mar 2009
      Ruth Bolsem (picture included)

      OSKALOOSA — Ruth Mary Dillard Bassett Bolsem, 91, of Eldridge, and formerly of
      Oskaloosa, passed away Monday morning, March 23, 2009, at the Heartland Health
      Care Center in Moline, Ill. Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m.,
      Thursday, March 26, at Garland-Van Arkel-Langkamp Funeral Chapel in Oskaloosa
      with the Rev. Doug Bolsem officiating. Interment will be in the East La
      Memorial Park Cemetery in Sacramento, Calif. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m.,
      Wednesday morning, at Garland-Van Arkel-Langkamp Funeral Chapel; the family
      will be at the funeral chapel from 1 p.m. to service time on Thursday
      afternoon. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Ruth Mary
      Dillard, daughter of Charles and Mary Kentfield Dillard, was born Aug. 23,
      1917, in Oskaloosa. She was a 1935 graduate of Oskaloosa High School. Ruth was
      a telephone operator for several years before her marriage to Lyle "Mik
      Bassett in May 1939. They lived in several cities due to Mike's career; they
      included Chicago, Ill., Houston, Texas, Washington State, St. Joseph, Mo., and
      eventually Sacramento, Calif., where they settled. Ruth was employ
      stenographer and she also did volunteer work for several different charitable
      organizations. Mike passed away in Sacramento in 1987. Ruth married Cornie
      Bolsem in 1989. They lived in Oelwein, and wintered in Sacramento. In 1991,
      they moved to Oskaloosa and continued to spend winters in Sacramento. They
      moved to Eldridge in September, 2007. Ruth was a member and an active volunteer
      of the First Christian Church in Sacramento. She enjoyed tending her flower
      garden, shopping for antiques, square dancing, and collecting colored glass
      vases and other glassware. Her family includes her husband, Cornie Bolsem of
      Eldridge; a son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Karen Bassett, of Sweet Home
      Ore.; a granddaughter, Robin; one great-granddaughter, Sabrina and several
      nieces. Besides her parents and her first husband, Ruth was preceded in death
      by a grandson, Robert Bassett; a brother, Howard Dillard and two sister
      Helen Tregeloff and Mabel Whitehead.
    Person ID I22161  1A William Bassett of Plymouth
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2011 

    Family 1 Lyle Bassett,   b. 25 Oct 1915,   d. 3 Sep 1987, Sacramento, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
     1. Michael Milton Bassett,   b. Private  [Private]
    Family ID F08710  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Cornie Bolsem,   b. Private 
    Married Private 
    Family ID F08711  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart