Ruth A. Cranston

January 23, 1921 - April 28, 2015
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Ruth A. Cranston, 94 of Cookeville, Tennessee and formerly of Belvidere passed away early Tuesday morning, April 28, 2015 at NHC nursing facility (Cookeville) after a lingering illness.  Ruth was born January 23, 1921 in Blaine, Illinois the daughter of Clarence and Mary (Warne) Nettleton.  She married Mr. Stuart Cranston on June 18, 1940 in Belvidere, he preceded her in death on March 24, 2005.  Ruth was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother.  He was a former member of First Baptist Church, VFW and American Legion Auxiliary and the Ladies of the Moose.

Ruth is loved and will be missed by her children, Carol Ann (Raymond) Benton of Emmet, Idaho and Jean Susanne (Donald) Pollock of Cookeville, TN; son in-law, David Procter of Jefferson City, MO; eleven grandchildren and, numerous great-grandchildren; Ruth is predeceased by her parents, husband; daughter, Judith Mae Procter; three brothers and two sisters.

A family service has taken place in Cookeville, TN.  Private burial will be in Belvidere Cemetery.  Arrangements by Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services at Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL .  To light a candle or to share a memory, please visit

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A family service has taken place in Cookeville, TN.  Private burial will be in Belvidere Cemetery.


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Born: January 23, 1921
Died: April 28, 2015

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Renee Kirchner posted on 5/5/15

Cranston Family, may you all find peace in this time of loss.


Kay Alderman Elllingson posted on 5/5/15

Sending deepest sympathy to the Cranston "girls". I have fond memories of your mother. Growing up, my family lived a few homes away on W. Jackson St. and your home was on the corner of Jackson and Kishwaukee streets in the big, beautiful house. I remember her from the First Baptist Church and Perry School years and then later when I worked at Piggly Wiggly and she shopped there. Your mom had the most up-beat personality! I can still hear her wonderful laugh when I think of her. God bless your family as this sad time.


Tyler Towns posted on 5/5/15

Cranston Family, Sorry to hear of Ruth's passing. We will always remember her as a great neighbor always smiling and friendly. Our thoughts are with all of you at this time. Sincerely, Tyler & Nancy Towns


Lyons & Marlene Meyers posted on 5/6/15

We will always remember the good times with Stuart and Ruth. We are thinking of you.


Bert Thornton posted on 5/8/15

Deepest Sympathy in the loss of your Mother.