McGREGOR -- Ruth L. Price Orton, 84, McGregor, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at Riverwood Health Care Center of Aitkin.
She was born July 22, 1916, in Hazelton Township to Clarence and Lucy (Carmen) Price. She attended country school near Bennettville and graduated from the Aitkin High School in 1933. She worked for the Aitkin County Welfare Department. She then worked for the Federal IRS Dept. in Brainerd until in 1947. She married Henry Arthur Orton on Aug. 30, 1943. She moved with her husband to upstate New York in 1950. She worked as a secretary for Garlock Inc. in Palmyra, N.Y. from 1951 until her retirement in 1981. She moved to McGregor in 1993 and had resided in the McGregor and Aitkin area since. She was a member of the Walworth Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Sally Jebett, McGregor; two granddaughters; a great-granddaughter; and a sister, Dorothy Calhoun, Cohassett.
Her husband, a brother, Kenneth, and two sisters, Ethel and Harriet, died earlier.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home of Aitkin with the Rev. Mark Marston officiating. Burial will be in Bennettville Cemetery.
Friends may call an hour before services Thursday at Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home of Aitkin.
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