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Obituary for Ruth Edna Quant (Elmes)

Ruth Quant died on May 30, 2013 at the Villages of Jackson Creek in Independence, Missouri at the age of 98. Born Feb. 6, 1915 in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, Ruth was the daughter of William and Anna Elmes. She had five older siblings, two brothers and three sisters, all of whom are now deceased. She graduated from high school in Beaver Falls. Ruth married Ralph E. McCullough in 1931 and they had two children, Ralph and Anne. During the family’s early years, in addition to her household tasks, Ruth worked part-time and subsequently managed a children’s clothing store in Beaver Falls. After their family was grown, Ruth and Ralph moved to the Boston area and then to Alliance, Ohio where Ruth was involved in real estate sales. Following her husband, Ralph’s, death in 1976, Ruth moved to St. Augustine, Florida. She became active in the St. Augustine Ballroom Dancing Association, serving as president for a time. She met and married Wilton Quant in 1985, after first insisting that he learn how to ballroom dance. Ruth loved to travel, including a trip up the Amazon, camping in the foothills of the Himalayas, and an elephant safari in the Indian Punjab. Ruth lived happily in St. Augustine until 2010 when Wilton suddenly died. She then moved to Independence to be near her daughter. Ruth is survived by her daughter, Anne and son-in-law Wallace B. Smith of Independence, MO, and daughter-in-law Ingrid McCullough of New Town, CT. Ruth’s son, Ralph, preceded her in death. She leaves five grandchildren: Carolyn Wells and husband Hugh, Julie Smith, Laurie Monsees and husband Rick, Dianne Smith and husband Mick, Luke McCullough and wife Georgie, and ten great grandchildren. She will be inurned at Jacksonville National Cemetery in Jacksonville, Fl. A memorial service will be held at a future time.
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