Ruby M. (Degenhardt) Antrim

Ruby M. (Degenhardt) Antrim
Hays, Kansas- Ruby M. (Degenhardt) Antrim age 80, died June 24, 2013, at Hays Medical Center, Hays, Kansas.
She was born April 9, 1933, in Schoenchen, Kansas, to Casper and Margaret (Urban) Degenhardt. She married Seth R. Antrim in October of 1953, in Hays, Kansas. He died October 12, 2008.
Ruby dedicated her life to her family and church. Throughout the years, Ruby embraced her family responsibilities with meticulous care for her home and guidance for her children. When the need arose, and the security of her family was at stake, Ruby’s determination and tenacity led her to a 30 year career with JC Penny in Lakewood, CO, transferring to Hays, KS in 1977. Along with devotion to her family, Ruby had a passion to serve the church. As a member of St Jude’s Catholic Church in Lakewood, CO, she was one of the first Eucharistic Ministers to distribute communion and participate in the leadership of the church. After her arrival in Hays, she continued her faithful commitment to Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church as a member of the funeral and church cleaning committees. Ruby will always be remembered as a joyful servant to her family, friends, coworkers and church.
Survivors include, one son, Seth S. Antrim, Hays KS; four daughters, Charlotte Hutchings and husband, Walt, Kansas City, MO; Laurie Shaw and husband, Mike, Plano, TX; Linda Antrim, Ellis, KS; Tracey Ormsby and husband, Rick, Poncha Springs, CO; two brothers, Vernon Degenhardt and wife, Virginia, Branson, MO; Kenneth Degenhardt and wife, Jill, Mulvane, KS; two sisters, Cleo Kline, Hays, KS; Sylvia Kruse and husband, Dave, Selden, KS; eight grandchildren, Alexandra Hutchings, Layna Ormsby, Jessica Ormsby, Dillon Ormsby, Ian Shaw (Laura), Trent Shaw, Hope Antrim, Mara Farr (Jackson); and five great grandchildren, Nicholas and Landon Farr, Noah Ormsby, D’Mitri Ormsby, Avery Shaw.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother, Larry Degenhardt, one sister, Viola “Effie” Fiffe, and one grandchild, Bryce Shaw.
Services are 10:00 A.M. Friday, June 28, 2013, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 18th & Vine, Hays, KS. A private family inurnment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery, Hays, KS.
Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, and from 8:30 to 9:45 A.M. Friday, at Cline’s Mortuary of Hays, 1919 E 22nd St, Hays KS 67671.
A vigil service will be at 7:00 P.M. Thursday, at Cline’s Mortuary of Hays.
Memorials to Community Assistance Center of Hays or Victoria Food Pantry. Condolences can be sent via e-mail to