I knew of Mrs. McCraine as my late Father, Hale Greenleaf, was a member of the Presbyterian Church as she was. My condolences to the family, especially Janet and Ned. May Mrs. McCraine Rest In Peace.
Ruth E. McCraine, of New Castle and formerly of Shenandoah, Iowa, passed away at Henry Community Health on Monday, April 2, 2018, the day following her 100th birthday.
She was born April 1, 1918 in Washington D.C., a daughter of the late Edwin and Helen Ada (Schuh) Pflueger.
Ruth was an elementary teacher. Teaching was more than a profession, it was her passion. She earned a master's degree from Ypsilanti University in Michigan. Following retirement, Ruth tutored children at the West Page Improvement Center in Shenandoah, Iowa. She was a member of Shenandoah First Presbyterian Church. Ruth enjoyed quilting and going to quilt shows.
Those left to cherish Ruth's memory included three children, Alan McCraine (spouse: Pat Cronk) of New Castle, Janet Williams (spouse: David) of Bluemont, VA and Ned McCraine (spouse: Melinda Macy) of Minneapolis, MN; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, James M. McCraine in 1982; one brother, Theodore Pflueger and one sister, Mary Curtis.
Ruth will be cremated and buried in Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah, Iowa at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be offered to Raintree Habit for Humanity, P.O. Box 6024, New Castle, IN 47362 or First Presbyterian Church, 200 West Clarinda Ave., Shenandoah, Iowa 51601.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Sproles Family Funeral Home and Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home
Condolences to the entire family. Mrs McCrain was one of my
teachers, so sweet and patient.
While I am saddened by the death of Mrs. McCraine - what a great life she had! Her daughter Janet was one of my favorite babysitters and whenever I am in Shenandoah and drive past her former house I always say hello to "Mrs. McCraine, wherever you may be!" Lovely family and a truly lovely woman who will be missed very much. Fondly - Ginger Downing
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