Ruth Eleanor Olson was born August 29, 1927, in Hamilton Township to Clarence and Mae (Rodgers) Olson. She grew up on the family farm in the Hamilton Township area. Ruth was united in marriage to John L. O'Hara on December 26, 1945. They lived and raised their family on a farm near Glasston, ND until John's passing in 1996. She then relocated to Milton the Winter of 1996 and remained there until 2013 when she then became a beloved family member of Maple Manor Care Center.
Ruth enjoyed spending time baking pies & donuts, knitting, crocheting, sewing and gardening. Later in life she enjoyed playing cards and checkers, she loved reading the Cavalier and Grafton newspapers, going on car rides, and reading cards from all her loved ones. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and had a special place in her heart for all babies. Ruth was also a member of the Glasston United Methodist Church.
Ruth is survived by her children, Jan Johnson, of Grafton, ND, Jolene (Kenneth) Tollefson, of Milton, ND, Joann (Norval) Staples, of Hamilton, ND, Robin (Nong) O'Hara, of Milton, ND, and Jodi O'Hara & Tim Larson, of Milton, ND, her 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was proceeded in death by her parents, husband John, Son Russell, and brothers Kenneth and Alvin Olson, and sisters Betty Forker and Vernice Thom and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Special thank you to all the staff members at Maple Manor Care Center, who made her last years there feel like she was a part of the family. She was truly loved and loved all members of Maple Manor. Ruthie will be greatly missed by everyone who has the privilege to know her.
A public visitation will be held Saturday, December 12, 2020 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Askew Funeral Home, Cavalier, ND. A graveside service will be held on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Glasston Cemetery, Glasston, ND.