Savvy Seniors: Meet Ruth Schabacker

Ruth Schabacker was a school teacher in Shell Rock for 38 years. (Bethany Carson photo.)

Ruth Schabacker, 95, resides at Shell Rock Health Care Center. Many knew her as their fourth-grade teacher.

     Schabacker grew up in Aurora and played the baritone in band in both grade school and high school.

     As a child, she enjoyed playing neighborhood games such as Ante Over and Red Rover with her sister and friends.

     Her mother always had a garden with potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, peas, beans and cabbage. As soon as she was old enough, she helped her mother with canning every fall. 

 

Read more in the December 21 edition of the STAR.