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Ruth Swartz Corning

Published: Monday, July 22, 2013 9:42 a.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, July 22, 2013 11:53 a.m. CDT

Ruth Swartz, 86, of Corning died July 18, 2013, at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Neb.

Graveside services will be 9:30 a.m. Friday, July 26, at Oakland Cemetery in Quincy in Adams County. Open visitation will be noon to 8 p.m. Thursday with family present 6 to 8 p.m. at Pearson Family Funeral Service, 701 Seventh St., Corning. Memorials may be directed to the family in Ruth’s name. Online condolences may be left at

Ruth Anne Swartz, daughter of Edna Maude (Bissell) and Raymond Verne Scott, was born Nov. 7, 1926, in Corning.

In 1944, Ruth graduated from Corning High School.

Ruth taught rural school for three and a-half years, until she married Byron “Barney” Swartz on May 18, 1947, at Corning Methodist Church.

Ruth and Barney farmed in Adams County about 10 years. Ruth worked at several restaurants in Corning over the years.

Ruth was a member of Corning American Legion Auxiliary and a lifelong resident of the Corning community.

Ruth is survived by her children, Marilyn Banning of Carrizozo, N.M., and Dan (Denise) Swartz of Corning; grandsons, Jeff (Shelly) Williams of Kansas City, Kan., Tracey (Mary) Williams of Waterloo and Justin (Sarah) Williams of San Antonio, Texas; 13 great-grandchildren; brothers, Gerald (Lois) Scott of Clearfield, Ed (Sharon) Scott of Corning and Marvin Dee Scott of Seattle, Wash.; sisters, Ildah (Clifford) Brown of Corning and Norma O’Riley of Denver, Colo.; friend Doris Cooney and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother Claire Scott; brother and sister-in-law, Glenn and Lois Scott; sister and brother-in-law, Doloris and Sam Hollander; sister-in-law Betty Scott and brother-in-law John O’Riley.

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