|Marian "Ruth" Powers Childers|
Ruth was born in Henry County, Missouri, the daughter of Alva Marion Powers and Leona May (Hopkins) Powers. Ruth graduated from Norris High School in 1949, went to college and then taught school in the early 1950's before getting married in 1953. She traveled some while Melvin was in the Air Force, after his retirement they returned to Henry County where they bought a farm. On this farm they began their sweet corn business of which she enjoyed, especially meeting and visiting with the customers, many of which became lifelong friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Melvin, her parents, her brother Gene Powers, and a sister, Anna May Crooks.
She is survived by her three children, Lola Lewis of Clinton, Boyd Childers and his wife Marla of Lee's Summit, Missouri, and Gary Childers and his wife, Elaine of Clinton. Two sisters, Betty Bigler and Doris Fields of Clinton, two grandchildren, Nicholas Childers and wife Julie of Olathe, Kansas, and Sadie Lewis of St. Louis, Missouri and two great-grandsons, Benjamin and Mason Childers.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton, Missouri.