Ruth Scott, age 98, of WaKeeney, Kansas, passed away Monday, January 1, 2018 at Trego County Lemke Memorial Hospital, Long Term Care, WaKeeney. She was born November 6, 1919, in WaKeeney, to Solomon and Katherina (Karst) Deines.
Ruth attended WaKeeney Grade School, and graduated from Trego Community High School in 1939. On September 28, 1946, she was united in marriage to Maxie Harold Scott in Harrison, Missouri. To this union seven children were born. They enjoyed 35 years of marriage together, until Maxie passed away on June 26, 1982. She was a life member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of WaKeeney, VFW Auxiliary Post 3449, and the Historical Society. Ruth cherished her family, especially time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved coffee with friends, and a good game of cards. She was known among family and friends for her talents in the kitchen, as she loved to cook for gatherings. Ruth was a talented embroiderer, and she loved to sit down and read a good book. She was also an avid sports fan, known for cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs, the Kansas City Royals, University of Kansas Basketball, Wichita State Shockers Basketball, and Cubs Baseball. She was a homemaker, but also worked outside the home for Helen Connors at the Quality Café and Standard Café. Ruth was loved by many and her kind heart will be dearly missed.
Survivors include her children, Helen (Dennis) Wolf of Salina, Kansas, Martha Kippes of Wichita, Kansas, Stephen (Mary) Scott of St. Paul Minnesota, Mary (Donald) Hartman of Grainfield, Kansas, Margaret Anderes of Gypsum, Kansas, and Maxine (Kevin) Smith, of Salina; daughter-in-law, Lisa Scott of Wichita; fourteen grandchildren; and thirty great-grandchildren; she was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Michael Solomon Scott; son-in-law, David Kippes; great-granddaughter, Lily Marie Hartman; brothers, Bernhardt, Seighardt, Ruben, Ernie, Solomon Jr., and Raymond Deines; and a sister, Martha Karst.
Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, January 5, 2018, at Schmitt Funeral Home, WaKeeney. Burial will be at WaKeeney City Cemetery.
There will be a short visitation from 9:00 a.m. to service time, Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Immanuel Lutheran Church or VFW Auxiliary Post 3449. Contributions may be sent to Schmitt Funeral Home, 336 North 12th, WaKeeney, KS 67672.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.schmittfuneral.com.