Ruth was a chaperone for the Racine Belles. Her background included being the girls athletic coach at Washington Junior High in Racine. She was a pitcher for a team in Racine that had much success in city play. She attended the University of Wisconsin where she pitched for the girls' baseball team and was also on the track and field and hockey teams. She graduated from Kendall College in Chicago with a degree in physical education.
She is deceased, date unknown.