Ruth Yowell, 90, Humboldt, passed away Jan. 21, 2013, at Windsor Place in Iola.
Ruth was born east of Chanute on Feb. 5, 1922, the daughter of Oscar and Lillie Mar (Inman) LaSalle. She married Eldon Yowell on Dec. 7, 1941, in Caney. He preceded her in death in July of 1994.
In addition to being a mother and wife, she farmed with her husband for 25 years, managed Best Western Motels in Ottawa and Ark City for several years. She also worked at Johnson’s General Store in Humboldt for 13 years. She was an incredible seamstress who enjoyed making and giving away bears. One of her greatest talents was making the best macaroni and cheese for her family.
Ruth is survived by her four children, Wayne and Bonnie Yowell, Wichita, Lyle Yowell, Olathe, Dale and Randee Yowell, Humboldt, and Pat Yowell of St. Louis, Mo.; six grandchildren, Jackie and Darin McIntyre, Wichita, William and Lisa Yowell, Wichita, Sean and Ann Yowell, Olathe, Aaron Yowell, Belton, Mo., Mikel and Sheri Yowell, Humboldt, and Jeremy Yowell, Olathe; nine great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Ann and Cecil Barnhart, Erie, and Jennie Roseberry, Overland Park; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by parents, husband and one sister, Florence Clemens.
A Graveside Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at Mt. Hope in Humboldt.
Memorials in her name may be made to Home Health and Hospice in Iola and may be left with the funeral home.
Penwell-Gabel Humboldt Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
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