Ruth Ella Schrader, 91, went to be with her Lord on February 7, 2013. She was born November 23, 1921, in Marion, Ohio.
She worked at the Chelsea Elementary School, the Ann Arbor Bank and later owned The Cavanaugh Lake Store in Chelsea, Mich.
She was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church in New Bern. She was also a lifetime member of the OES, Chelsea, Mich.
She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Maude Rudd; husband Walter “Bud” Schrader; son Larry Schrader; and siblings Ada, Betty, Bob, Paul and Jim.
Ruth is survived by son, Mike Schrader and wife, Dale, of Cambridge, Maryland; daughter-in-law, Mary Jane Schrader of New Bern, wife of late son, Larry Schrader; siblings: Bessie, Joanne, John, Max, Alda, Edna, and Richard; ten grandchildren: Kevin Schrader, Kari Cowan, Kris Schrader, Kandis Shark, Kara Schrader, Aaron Schrader, Adam Schrader, Jim McIntyre, Michael McIntyre and Glen McIntyre; and 15 great-grandchildren: Keith, Jordan, Austin, Jason, Jonathan, Kirt, Megan, Abby, Kelsey, Kodey, Hannah, Emma, Alec, Logan and Phineas.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 9, 2013, at 11:00 at Crossroads Baptist Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in New Bern Memorial Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Choir Robe Fund at Crossroads Baptist Church, 1802 U.S. Hwy. 70 East, New Bern, NC 28560.
Online condolences may be made to the Schrader family at www.cottenfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home and Crematory.