Ruth B. Renneburg, who served with the WAVES during World War II and later assisted her husband in the operation of his machinery manufacturing business, died Monday of complication from a stroke at the Brightwood retirement community in Lutherville.
The former Roland Park resident was 97.
The daughter of Dr. Henry F. Buettner, a physician, and Elizabeth Bennett Buettner, a teacher, Ruth Bennett Buettner was born in Baltimore and raised on William Street in Federal Hill.
A 1937 graduate of Western High School, Mrs. Renneburg had also studied piano and organ beginning at the age of 6 at the Peabody Preparatory School.
She "accompanied her physician father on...