Ruth Alice Sloan

Ruth Alice Sloan

STOUGHTON – Ruth A. Sloan, age 78, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022. She was born on Nov. 30, 1943, in Portage, the daughter of Norman and Alice Jennings.

Ruth graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1966. She married Samuel Sloan on July 1, 1967. Ruth loved her career as a kindergarten teacher for 36 years, beginning in El Monte, Calif., and continuing in Madison at Schenk Elementary for 32 years. She was a very devoted teacher and loved her students.

Ruth was also a passionate gardener for many years. She had numerous flower gardens and enjoyed discovering new plants to add to her garden.

Ruth is survived by her husband, Sam; son, Michael (Kimberly) Sloan; two granddaughters, Mackenzie and Addison; and two brothers, Melvin (Janet) Jennings and Ralph (Rose) Jennings. She was preceded in death by her parents, Norman and Alice Jennings.

A visitation will be held at GUNDERSON STOUGHTON FUNERAL AND CREMATION CARE, 1358 Highway 51 N. at Jackson St., Stoughton, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. A private burial at Riverside Cemetery in Stoughton will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be gifted in Ruth’s name to the American Family Children’s Hospital.

A special thank you to the exceptional doctors and nurses in the Oncology Department of the UW Hospital, and the excellent care provided by Missy, Crystal, Jenn, and the rest of the staff of Agrace HospiceCare of Madison.


Online condolences may be made at


Gunderson Stoughton

Funeral & Cremation Care

1358 Highway 51 N. @ Jackson St.

(608) 873-4590