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MSgt. Mary Ruth CASE

MSgt. Mary Ruth CASE

Female 1941 - 2004  (63 years)

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  • Name Mary Ruth CASE  [1
    Prefix MSgt. 
    Nickname Ruthie 
    Born 22 Jan 1941  , Pana, Christian County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • An alternate birthplace for her has been recorded as Bingham in Fayette, Illinois.
    Gender Female 
    Occupation U.S. Military Women's Army Corp Master Sergeant 
    Military Service
    • Women's Army Corp
    NEWS, CASE, Mary Ruth Sgt.
    NEWS, CASE, Mary Ruth Sgt.
    Died 25 Jul 2004  , Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Cause: lung cancer 
    Obituary 26 Jul 2004  [2
    • OBITUARY:
      Mary Ruth Case, of Rolla, passed away Sunday, July 25, 2004, at the Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis at the age of 63. She was born in Pana, Illinois, on Jan. 22, 1941, to the late Sylvester Allen and Mary Francis (Collier) Case. Mary was a 21-year veteran of the U.S. Army having retired with the rank of master sergeant. She was also involved with the Rhea Cemetery Association having served as treasurer for 15 years. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant sister, Irene Elizabeth Case, and one brother, Jesse Alexander Case. Her surviving family members include one brother, Donald Case, of Palm Springs, California; a sister, Martha Kult, of Mission, Texas; nieces, nephews, other extended family and friends. Graveside services will be private, however, contributions to the Rhea Cemetery Association in memory of Mary Case would be appreciated. All arrangements are under the direction of the Null and Son Funeral Home in Rolla.
    Cremated 27 Jul 2004  , Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Biography
    • Ruth entered the US Army (WACs) on 5 Sep 1962. She worked in communications, administrative inspector with Inspector General and First Sergeant duty. She attained rank of Master Sergeant and earned various medals of commendation. She retired 1 Apr 1983, honorable. She retired from the army, then took care of her ailing parents until they passed on. She then was employed as a courier and a real estate agent until she died.
    Buried 27 Jul 2004  Rhea Cemetery, Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gravestone for CASE, Mary Ruth
    Gravestone for CASE, Mary Ruth
    Transcription:
    Daughter & Sister
    CASE
    MARY RUTH
    JAN 22, 1941
    JULY 25, 2004
    MASTER SGT. U.S. ARMY
    Photographed by Kathy Kult on 11 May 2008
    Person ID I2865  Kult-Lawhorn-Case-Collier Family Tree | Case Branch, Collier Branch
    Last Modified 8 Sep 2012 

    Father Sylvester Allen CASE,   b. 25 Sep 1908, , Lecoma, Dent County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1989, , Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Mary Frances COLLIER,   b. 20 Oct 1908, , Yancy Mills, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 2001, , Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 20 Jul 1927  Phelps County Courthouse, Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7
    Marriage License of CASE, Sylvester and COLLIER, Mary F.
    Marriage License of CASE, Sylvester and COLLIER, Mary F.
    Marriage Application for CASE, Sylvester and COLLIER, Mary F.
    Marriage Application for CASE, Sylvester and COLLIER, Mary F.
    Marriage License Cover for CASE, Sylvester and COLLIER, Mary F.
    Marriage License Cover for CASE, Sylvester and COLLIER, Mary F.
    Marriage Announcement 21 Jul 1927  [8
    • Case-Collier
      Miss Mary F. Collier and Mr. Sylvester A. Case were quietly married at the Court House in Rolla, Wednesday, July 20, Judge John O. Holmes performing the ceremony. The bride is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.J. Collier of Yancy Mills. She is a quiet and refined young lady, loved by all who know her. The groom is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Case of the Rhea District. He is a young farmer that is fast making his mark in that profession. They are both classed with Phelps County's best people. Shortly after the ceremony the happy ones went to the home of Mrs. J.B. Marsh of Yancy Mills, where a feast was spread by friends and relatives. On taking their leave for home all wished them oceans of happiness and prosperity in their journey through life.

      Marriage Announcement of Sylvester Allen Case and Mary Frances Collier, The Rolla Times, 28 July 1927, front page, bottom left corner.
    Church (family)
    • Church of God
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    Family ID F618  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Jan 1941 - , Pana, Christian County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: lung cancer - 25 Jul 2004 - , Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCremated - 27 Jul 2004 - , Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 27 Jul 2004 - Rhea Cemetery, Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
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    CASE, MSgt. Mary Ruth
    CASE, MSgt. Mary Ruth
    SOURCE: Private photo collection of Martha Kult

  • CiteRef for this page  Kathy Kult, KKs Family History (http://kks-fam.net/getperson.php?personID=I2865&tree=1: accessed 18 July 2018), "MSgt. Mary Ruth CASE"

  • Sources 
    1. [S34] Mary Ruth Case, "The Case/Collier Family Genealogy," compiled 10 Dec 1990, supplied 2004 by Case, Rolla, Missouri.

    2. [S173] "Mary Ruth Case," obituary, Rolla Daily News (Missouri), 28 Jul 2004, p. unknown.

    3. [S655] Personal knowledge of the author, Kathy Kult, kk @ kks-fam.net, Kathy, the niece of Mary Ruth Case, was personally notified of her Mary Ruth's death. (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S537] Rhea Cemetery (Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri; LAT/LON N37.8144° W-91.7703°; located south of Rolla, Missouri; take Rt. 63 south out of Rolla for approx. 7 miles; turn left (east) onto CR5320 (Rhea Church Rd.), which is a gravel road; travel approx. 2.3 miles (there are four 90-degree sharp turns); the cemetery is on the left (north) side of the road), Mary R. Case marker; personally read and photographed, 10 March 2005. (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S911] Phelps County, Missouri, "Marriage Applications", (Jan - Dec 1927; Box 3/F23 - Box 3/F24), entry for Sylvester A. CASE and Mary F. COLLIER, 20 July 1927; MSA microfilm C41809, Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City. (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S916] Phelps County, Missouri, "Marriages", (1920-1927), 10:615, entry for Sylvester A. CASE and Mary F. COLLIER, 20 July 1927; MSA microfilm C20226, Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City. (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S34] Mary Ruth Case, "The Case/Collier Family Genealogy," compiled 10 Dec 1990, supplied 2004 by Case, Rolla, Missouri, (Reliability: 2).

    8. [S252] "Case-Collier," marriage announcement, Rolla Times (Rolla, Missouri), 28 July 1927, front page, bottom left corner, (Reliability: 2).