She was born Aug. 21, 1917, in Danville, Ill., the daughter of Clement Pichon and Rose DeBarbar Pichon. She graduated from Oakwood High School and helped on the family farm. At the age of 28, she met a young man who was prospect drilling for coal on the farm one day. That man was Morris Schrader, and he was the love of her life. Morris served his country during WWII and when he returned home, he and Ruth were married on July 21, 1946. They set up housekeeping in the Carbon area. Ruth was a homemaker, but also the bookkeeper for "Morris Schrader Well Drilling."
Mrs. Schrader was a member of the Carbon Methodist Church and was a life member of the Carbon Eastern Star. In years past, she enjoyed sewing and has a quite a collection of vintage patterns. She enjoyed baking pies and working with Morris on their purple martin houses and caring for the birds.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother Homer Pichon, one sister Josephine Condon, and her husband Morris Schrader in 2001.
Survivors include her son Aaron Schrader and wife Cindy, Carbon, grandchildren Brooke Thomas and husband Bryan and their daughter Maya, and Lindsey Schrader, stepgrandchildren Kristin and Brad Eppler and Jason and Kari Lancaster, great-grandchildren Nathan, Connor, Chayse, Brayden, Landin and Lincoln, one nephew Thomas Pichon and wife Carolyn, Danville, Ill., and other nieces, nephews and extended family.
Eastern Star Services will be held Friday, at 2 p.m., at French Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow with Rev. Scott Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Calcutta Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, from noon-2 p.m.
Light a candle in her memory at www.frenchfuneralhome.com.