Ruth E. Straw, 90, Dixon, died on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at LifeHouse Liberty Court, Dixon.
She was born May 22, 1923 in Dixon, the daughter of Vern and Nellie (Ambrose) Straw.
Ruth taught Spanish at Sterling High School for 36 years.
She lived her entire life on her family farm and loved the farm community and life.
Ruth traveled her entire life. She took language students to other countries.
Ruth was a member of the Pinecreek Christian Church, CWF (Christian Women Fellowship), the Disciples of Christ denomination and the Retired Teachers Association.
She graduated from Eureka College, where she was a member of Sigma Tau Delta sorority.
Survivors include cousins, John (Virginia) Elsen, Josephine Elsen, and Shirley Adams.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a cousin, Bob Straw,.
A visitation and funeral services were held on March 29 at Polo Family Funeral Home, 110 E. Dixon St., Polo.
Burial was at Prairieville Cemetery.
Visit www.polofamilyfuneralhome.com to send condolences.