Share |

Ruthie Henry

mugshot

Ruthie E. Henry, 88, Gas, passed away Friday, Sept. 27, 2013.
Born July 16, 1925, in Gas to Mark O. and Margaret Agnes (Titmus) Pierson, she graduated from Iola Senior High in 1943. Ruthie worked for the Social Service Department right out of high school for three years then for Social Rehabilitation Services, retiring after 40 years. Ruthie was presented with the diamond pin award for her 43 years of service from Governor John Carlin. She also worked for Joe Vandiver during tax season for 20 years.
On April 6, 1946, Ruthie married George G. (Bud) Henry in Nevada, Mo. He passed away Sept. 16, 1995.
She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church and Altar Society, American Legion Auxiliary and Ladies VFW Auxiliary, was a volunteer and chairperson for the American Cancer Society for 46 years, Women’s Bowling Association, bowling up to age 87, and was a staunch Democrat. She was recognized as the longest living member of Gas City. Ruthie coached softball with her husband and they served as 4-H Horse project leaders. She served on the Gas City Planning Committee from 1975 to 1988 and was elected to the Gas City Council from 1997 to 2001.
Ruthie was a loving mother to her seven children, enjoyed her grandchildren, life, gardening, her flowers and was never shy to let you know her opinion.
Survivors include daughters Maggie Barnett, Iola, Pat Spencer (Ted), Gas, Julie Mader (Dave), Nevada, Mo.; sons, Mark Henry (Jerri), Gas, Rick Henry, Gas, Tim Henry (Teresa), Iola and Tom Henry (Jamie), Guy, Ark.; 25 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Bud of 49 years, sister, Fern Tinnel, brothers, infant Forrest, Warren, Joseph and Benny Pierson.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. John’s Parish Hall.
The parish rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. John’s Catholic Church.
The funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Iola, with burial to follow in St. John’s Cemetery in Gas.
Memorials are suggested to St. John’s Cemetery, Fee’s Park or Bowlus Fine Arts Center and may be left with the Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola.
Online condolences may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.

OBITUARIES

Marilyn Prock

thumb

Marilyn E. Prock, 61, Iola, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at the University of Kansas Medical Center.Marilyn was born March 13, 1953, in Iola, the daughter of Lewis Rivers and Betty Arleene (Estep) Howland. The Howland family lived in several states following the aircraft industry... [More]

Claudine Coy

thumb

Nelma Claudine (Keel) Coy, 85, passed away at her home in Humboldt Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. Claudine was born in Dover, Tenn., on Oct. 4, 1929, the daughter of Claude and Maggie (Stafford) Keel. She was raised in Dover and attended school there before the family relocated to... [More]

Lance Townsley

thumb

Iola native Lance Townsley, 58, Lamar, Mo., who still has several family members in Iola and Allen County, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at his home.Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Daniel Funeral Home in Lamar, where the family will receive friends from 1 o’clock... [More]

More Obituaries

NEWS

Willing to serve: Citizens file for seats

thumb

Several races developed for seats on governing bodies through Allen County before the noon Tuesday filing deadline, including two for Iola City Council positions. The city-school spring election will be on April 7.In Iola, all four incumbents filed for re-election, while newcomers... [More]

Kansas courts budget deal in works

thumb

A $3.6 million shortfall in the Judiciary Branch’s budget could shut courtrooms across the state before June 6 if additional monies aren’t found, although a potential solution is near.Allen County District Judge Daniel Creitz told the Register Tuesday he was “cautiously... [More]

Hospital aesthetics front and center

thumb

Hospital trustees agreed to pay Murray Construction $45,000 for repair work done recently to the new Allen County Regional Hospital. The stone exterior has had some issues as well as interior walls facing east, said David Wright, an architect and president of Hospital Facilities... [More]

More News

AP Video

SPORTS

Lady Cubs fend off Yates Center in 45-41 win

thumb

YATES CENTER — A last-ditch effort by Yates Center High’s girls basketball team wasn’t enough to get the win against the Humboldt Lady Cubs on Friday. Humboldt escaped with a 45-41 victory.“We didn’t play our style of basketball tonight. Even when... [More]

Cubs tame Yates Center 66-39

thumb

YATES CENTER — Despite the 66-39 victory, Humboldt High’s coach David Taylor thought his team could have done better on defense and grabbing rebounds.“We were sloppy. I thought at times we played a little bit selfish. We tried to do too much stuff on the dribble,”... [More]

More Sports

Register Online Edition Renew your subscription