Letter to the editor: Thanks for ‘Backtalk’ comments regarding Ruth Beaver Kramer

The following letter was addressed to Karen Parker, the former publisher of the County Line, from Eve Kramer, daughter of Ruth Beaver Kramer, an Ontario native who died at age 105 earlier this summer.

By EVE KRAMER

Dear Karen:

On behalf of my family, I’d like to thank you for the lovely tribute to my mother, Ruth Beaver Kramer.

I was in the midst of writing an obituary on her, but how do you do it for someone who lived to 105? How could an entire life be condensed to a few paragraphs? By the time I reached the seventh, single-spaced page of my draft, I really began to wonder if anything could be done in time to reach the County Line for publication! Fortunately, you had the expertise to do it, and you did a beautiful job!

My mother loved receiving the County Line. It especially kept her up to date on the revitalization of the village of Ontario after the 2019 August flood. She believed from the beginning that the community would bounce back with their courage and tenacity to rebuild. It’s unconscionable to see that so much government interference is slowing things down by requiring Ontario to compete with others for funding or not giving enough funding they need to expedite the process!

Please let it be known that my mother encourages donations to the Ontario American Legion Post 467 in her memory. By the way, she specifically asked that the handmade quilt made by the Sew-N-Sew ladies of Cashton be placed on prominent display during her viewing. The flight cap given to her by her peers of Post 467 went with her into eternity. She so loved being part of their organization.

Finally, my mother received full military honors at her burial in Quantico National Cemetery on June 26, 2019, after receiving validation of her service in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps.

Again, words cannot express enough how grateful we are for your comments in “Backtalk,” dated June 20, 2019.

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