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Ruth Hangen

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Ruth Ann Hangen, 78, Iola, died Sunday, March 24, 2013, at Harry Hynes Hospice in Wichita. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola.
Visitation will be at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Interment will be in Highland Cemetery in Iola.
Ruth was born Sept. 17, 1934, in Herington to Alec and Renata (Leitz) Weber. She married Floyd Erlan Hangen on Aug. 6, 1952. They were married 58 years before Floyd died April 3, 2010.
Ruth is survived by her daughter, Kathleen Monfort and her husband Darrell, Iola, her son Floyd Wayne Hangen, and his wife Susan of El Cajon, Calif.; six grandchildren, Roy Monfort, Herndon, Va., Nicole Linder and her husband Travis, Las Vegas, Nev., Anne-Louise Monfort and her significant other, Brian Dolny, Kansas City, Mo., Andrew Monfort of Lubbock, Texas, Erin Monfort-Nelson and her husband, Elijah Nelson, Manhattan, and Stephanie Hangen of El Cajon, Calif.; and two great-grandchildren, Rylan and Mason Linder; and her beloved pets Frosty and Kitty.
A homemaker in the truest sense of the word for her entire life, Ruth was an asset to her family and community, a baker of cookies and pies, the author and publisher of a family cookbook and a prolific creator of cards for family and friends. She will be greatly missed. A lover of her pets, Ruth requested donations in her memory be made to Allen County Animal Rescue Facility.
Online condolences may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.

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