Ruth Elzade Banzet of Coffeyville, Kan., died Thursday, May 10, 2007, in Coffeyville. She was 90.

Banzet was born May 24, 1916, in Ottawa County to William Wilshire McCorkle and Lula Belle (Williams) McCorkle. She graduated from Miami High School and received a bachelor's degree in teaching from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah.

She taught in a one-room school house at Grant Mound in Craig County. She also taught in Ellis School District, Angola School District and retired from USD 506 Edna, Kan., in 1982.

She married Verl Banzet on March 20, 1942, in Miami. They later divorced.

Survivors include her son, Tony Banzet of Edna.

She was preceded in death by one son, Virgil Banzet; one sister, Edith Jolley, and one brother, Clarence McCorkle.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Lake Creek Cemetery in Bartlett, Kan., with pastor J.E. Reynolds of the First Christian Church of Coffeyville officiating.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Penwell-Gabel Ford-Wulf-Bruns Funeral Home in Coffeyville.