From the Des Moines Register obituary page:
Ruth Cosner, Age 72 of Nolensville, TN. passed away August 13, 2009.
Preceded in death by husband, Donald Cosner and son, Brian Cosner. She was a former resident of Des Moines, Iowa.
She is survived by her daughters, Cindy Geery of Promise City, Iowa and Tammy Norem of Nolensville, TN; grandchildren, Brian Speicher, Sean Norem, Kaitlyn Norem and Michelle Wright; great granddaughter, Raeanne Speicher; sister, Carol LaFontain of Helena, Montana; and brothers, Gordon Chidester, of West Des Moines, IA and Dick Chidester of Australia.
Graveside services will be conducted Saturday, September 5, 2009 at 10 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Gardens, 7610 Fleur Dr., Des Moines, Iowa.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alive Hospice of Nashville, TN. Woodbine Funeral Home, Waller Chapel Directors 615-776-7009.
Ruth Cosner was the mother of classmate Brian Cosner, who was an iron worker car-pooling to a job in Newton, maybe Maytag, during a big snowstorm in the winter of 1975 or 1980-81, depending on who you ask. There was a crash that killed about five guys, including Brian. He’s buried in Sunset Memorial Gardens.