Ruth Perdue Casada was born and raised on South Main Street in
Monticello, Ky. and died peacefully at age 90 on November 5, 2016 at her home in Louisville, KY.
She was preceded in death by her parents John and Effie Stearns Perdue and her beloved husband Ed who passed away in 2012.
She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Pauline Humble in 2007 and Peggy Shearer in 2011.
She is survived by her children—Gayle Gamboa and Jim Casada of
Louisville; grandchildren—Dr. Anthony Gamboa (Julie) of Nashville, John Gamboa and Francesca Gamboa of Louisville; great-granddaughter—Eleanor Ruth Gamboa.
She is also survived by nieces and nephews who adored her.
Only one first cousin remains in California.
After graduating from Monticello High School, she attended UK majoring in business and played basketball on the UK Womens' Team.
While her future husband Ed was serving in the Navy in the Pacific, Ruth and her sister Pauline joined the war effort and worked in Oak Ridge, Tenn., known during the war as the "secret city." (One of three sites during the war).
The specific purpose there was the production of the atomic bomb which ended World War II. This was a time of excitement and devotion to a common cause
Both Ruth and her sister Pauline received commendations from The War Department for their contribution to the "Manhattan Project." When Ed returned from his deployment in the Navy, she and Ed married in a beautiful church wedding in 1947 at The First Baptist Church in Monticello.
She was a career woman and retired from Humana Corporation at age 70.
She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was able to see her baby great-granddaughter—Eleanor Ruth prior to her passing.
Those who knew Ruth are blessed with cherished memories and her loving presence in their lives.
A private service is being planned for the family with internment at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery, Radcliff, Ky.
Published on November 22, 2016