ELLSWORTH – Ruth E. Coats, 80, died July 17, 2004, at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital. She was born June 13, 1924, in Ellsworth Falls, the daughter of Andrew A. and Hattie E. (Colson) Webber. Ruth raised a family of 12 children and was a caregiver. She was a registered nurse as well as a volunteer at the Bangor Veterans Home. Ruth enjoyed dancing and flowers and loved animals. She was predeceased by 11 brothers and sisters. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 20, at the Woodbine Cemetery, Ellsworth. Ruth requested that if friends desire, they may make a contribution to the American Legion or VFW of Ellsworth. Arrangements by Jordan Fernald Funeral Home, 113 Franklin St., Ellsworth.