"Ruth Ladd was born in Naperville in 1904. Later in her life, she received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from North Central College. She worked a decade after college as a legal secretary for a Chicago law firm. She served as an election judge for many years throughout her life. She was an avid bridge player. She was a member of the Eastern Star and Daughters of the American Revolution, conducted genealogical research, and published three books. She passed away in 2013 at the age of 108 years old."
Nominated by Roberta Boecker Priz