LEXINGTON, Ky. _ A daughter of Colonel Harland Sanders, the founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants, died Tuesday after a yearlong battle with pancreatic cancer, her family said. Mildred Sanders Ruggles was 91.
Mrs. Ruggles was the wife of the late John F. Ruggles Jr., the founder of the Ruggles Sign Company based in Versailles, Ky..
Mrs. Ruggles' granddaughter, Elizabeth Ruggles Pitchford, said her grandmother was active in both her father's and her husband's businesses, instrumental in starting Ruggles Sign Company and responsible for training KFC franchisees and promoting the restaurant.
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