Cassville woman celebrates 106th birthday

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
A group from the Cassville United Methodist Church helped Ruth Vollenweider celebrate her 106th birthday on Aug. 19 in her home in Cassville. They brought flowers placed in her honor on the altar Sunday, a banner, cake, and candles. Then, they serenaded Ruth with some favorite songs including “He” and “Always” accompanied by Linda Phipps, which most of this group has done every year since she turned 100. Standing behind Ruth and her daughter, Jan Johnson, are, from left, Jo Anne Ellis, Jamie Fugitt, Carolyn Stacy, Linda Phipps, Judie Starchman, Becky Henningson and Rita Rogers. Pastor Jeff Fugitt/Special to the Cassville Democrat

A group from the Cassville United Methodist Church helped Ruth Vollenweider celebrate her 106th birthday on Aug. 19 in her home in Cassville.