Ferraro, Ruth Maxine (nee Biery)

Ferraro, Ruth Maxine (nee Biery)

December 26, 1924 – November 4, 2015
Age 90 of Maplewood, passed away peacefully on Nov. 4, 2015 Ruth attended Estherville, IA High School, graduating in 1944. She attended Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL, graduating in 1947. Ruth went on to train at Mounds Midway School of Nursing in St. Paul, MN receiving her nursing degree in 1951. She worked the night shift at Mounds Park Hospital in Saint Paul, MN her entire career. Preceded in death by husband, Michael; parents, Arthur & Clara Biery; brothers, Robert Biery (Jenny), Murl Biery, Sr. (Gerry); brothers-in-law, John Carney and Harley Wheeler; niece, Marilyn Wilken. Survived by sisters, Barbara Carney of Las Vegas, NV, and Helen Wheeler of Henning, MN; 11 nieces & nephews; numerous great & great-great nieces & nephews; step daughter Shirley Keis of Forest Lake, MN; 5 grandchildren; and numerous great & great-great grandchildren. Ruth will be dearly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral Service Friday Nov. 13 at 11am at Redeemer Baptist Church, 2479 Geneva Ave. N, Oakdale, MN. Visitation 1 hour prior at 10am. Interment following at Union Cemetery. (Published in Pioneer Press on Nov. 10, 2015)