She was born Sept. 2, 1914, in Racine, Ill., the daughter of Joseph and Minnie Marie (Utter) Houser.
Ruth is survived by her children; Larry Coon, Tom Coon, Jerry Coon, Laraine Coon, Marilyn Coon, and Ray D. Coon; 18 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Harvey Coon.
Following cremation, she will be interred in the South Lyon Cemetery in South Lyon, Mich.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fort Scott Manor Activity Fund and left in the care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall St., P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, Kan., 66701.