Ruth Cooper will celebrate her 99th birthday on June 15.
Ruth was born on Essex Lane, Wilkes-Barre, to William J. and Leatha Evans. She attended Palmer Elementary School and graduated from the eighth grade.
She married Leroy “Bud” Cooper, Ashley, in 1940 and in 1953 they had a daughter, Susan.
Ruth worked for 14 years in the linen department of Wyoming Valley Hospital. She was a supervisor for part of that time. She retired in 1980.
She was a member of First Assembly of God Church, Wilkes-Barer, and is now a member of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship, Mountain Top.
Ruth lived most of her life in Wilkes-Barre.
She then spent 22 years in Mountain Top and 18 years in Plymouth with her daughter Susan McGeehan, son-in-law John and grandson Johnny. She now resides at Timber Ridge Health Care Center, Wilkes-Barre. Her caring and generous spirit shines through.
Ruth has three siblings who are deceased, twin sisters Elsie Smith and Ethel Richards and a brother Kenneth Evans. A family celebration is planned.