She was born May 18, 1922 to the late Donald and Lilian Shaw in Southeast, NY. She grew up there, attended the local grade schools, and graduated high school. Ruth attended Mt. Vernon School of Nursing and graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1941.
Ruth enlisted in the Navy immediately after graduation and was honorably discharged in 1944.
On March 27, 1944, she married Dr. Jack Voll. They settled in Reedsburg, Wis. where she worked as a Nurse until devoting the majority of her life to raising a family. After retirement, Ruth and Jack settled in the Pharr/McAllen, Tex. area. Jack preceded her in death in 1988 and Ruth settled in Stevens Point, Wis in 1998.
Ruth will be remembered for her high spirited, adventurous nature and loving persona. Family was extremely important to her and Ruth took pride in her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
In her earlier years, she was active within the Girl Scouts of America. Ruth enjoyed the administrative duties of the Girl Scouts and was a member of the Black Hawk Counsel serving as secretary/treasurer.
Following her marriage, Ruth obtained her pilots license and enjoyed the spoils of aviation. Ruth also enjoyed spending time vacationing on the family’s cabin cruiser, boating up and down the Mississippi River.
Faith was also important to Ruth and she was a faithful member of the First Presbyterian church in Reedsburg, Wis., First Presbyterian Church in Mission, Tex., and Frame Memorial Presbyterian Church in Stevens Point, Wis..
Survivors include her loving daughters, Sandra Voll, Sue (John) Swansby, and Sally Voll; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jack; and brother, William Voll.
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