Obit-Cork,Ruth-1 Dec 1989
R. Cork, worked on 'Jungle Queen' By BOB KNOTTS Staff Writer Services will be held today for Ruth Cork, one of the original waitresses on the Jungle Queen cruise boat. Mrs. Cork, 79, of Fort Lauderdale, Lauderdale, died on Saturday after suffering suffering a stroke two weeks earlier, earlier, said her daughter, Joanne Bauer of Fort Lauderdale. Mrs. Cork was a waitress on the Jungle Queen when the tour boat was built in the early 1950s, Bauer said. She left the area in 1959 for Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, after her husband's death but returned to Fort Lauderdale around 1962. Mrs. Cork also returned to work on the Jungle Queen. During her time on the boat, she became one of the cooks, said Bauer, who described her mother as a woman who liked to help others. "She lived in a retirement home for a few years and she always always helped everybody. She even helped in the kitchen and helped prepare meals," Bauer said. "Oh, she was fun-loving. fun-loving. fun-loving. She liked to have a good time. She liked to dance." Mrs. Cork is also survived by her brothers, John McCort of Ohio and Ralph McCort of California; California; her granddaughters, Linda Linda Schilffart of Gainesville, Susan Susan Collins of Fort Lauderdale, Pamela Lunstrom of Hollywood and Janet Bauer of Fort Lauder-dale; Lauder-dale; Lauder-dale; and seven greatgrandchildren. greatgrandchildren. Friends may visit the Fair-child Fair-child Fair-child West Broward Chapel, 3501 W. Broward Blvd., from 6 to 8 p.m. today. The service will follow at the funeral home, conducted conducted by the Rev. Thomas Cumming of Plantation Presbyterian Presbyterian Church.