Funeral services for Ruth Cook 96 year old Buffalo resident who passed away quietly early Sunday morning at the Amie Holt Care Center in Buffalo will be held Tuesday, May 18th at 2:00 p.m. at the Harness Funeral Home Chapel in Buffalo with Pastor Ken Thurow officiating. Visitation will be on Monday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Interment will be in Willow Grove Cemetery with gravesides services to follow the funeral. Donations in Mrs. Cook’s memory may be made to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in care of the Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo. Online condolences may made at www.harnessfuneralhome.com
Ruth Elizabeth Cook was born on December 20, 1924 in Hardin, Montana to Harry and Elizabeth George. She grew up and went to school in Hardin and attended Hardin High School. She was married on September 25, 1941 in Laurel, Montana to Adolph Cook and they made their home in several cities in Montana and mostly in Billings where Ruth worked in Retail and at the hospital. After retirement in 1988 Ruth and Adolph moved to Buffalo to be close to family. Adolph passed away in January of 1995 and Ruth continued living in Buffalo until her death.
She was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church and volunteered her time at the Happy Apple in the Johnson County Health Care Center. Ruth was an avid reader, and enjoyed needlework, crossword puzzles and playing cards. She especially loved spending time with her family and friends. She is survived by one daughter, Judy Dobbin and her husband Dennis of Buffalo; one sister Sharon Steffan of Bozeman, Montana; three grandchildren, Kelly Holiday of Buffalo, Jason Dobbin of Denver, Colorado and Brandy Newman and her husband Brian of Denver, Colorado and four great-grandchildren, Amy and Zach Holiday and Demi and Sydni Dobbin. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and two brothers, Robert and Bill George.