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Ruth Evelyn Sanders Edkins
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Birth: Jun. 4, 1923
Death: Jun. 24, 2012

Ruth E. Edkins, 89, Kenmare, died Sunday, June 24, 2012 in the Kenmare hospital.

Ruth Evelyn Sanders was born in Winona, MN on June 4, 1923 to Bion and Ethel (Forney) Sanders. She attended school at Sarles, ND.

Ruth married Thomas James Edkins in Langdon, ND in 1941. Together they farmed in the Sarles area until 1981 when they moved to Devils Lake. In 2003, they moved to Kenmare. Jim died in 2005. They were married for 63 years.

Ruth was active in the Sarles Presbyterian Church and taught Sunday school. She was a member of Eastern Star. She loved to garden and can the bounties of her gardens. She is best known for her buns and gingerbread men that she individually painted by hand. She loved to fish. In her last years she knit afghans for all her family. But most of all she loved her family and she loved to laugh.

Those who shared in Ruth's life, son, Robert (Earleen) Edkins, Donnybrook, ND; daughter, Jane (Dan) Fugere, Scobey, MT; grandchildren, Fayaleen (Terry) Froseth, Kenmare, ND, Bobbie Jo (Teague) Nelson, Stanley, ND, Anjanette Gorman, Doyle Tande, Lane (Krista) Tande and Lucas (Courtney) Tande, all of Colorado Springs, CO, Stacy (Brandon) Kramer, Levi Fugere and Wanda (John) Cade, all of Scobey, MT; great-grandchildren, Brett, Clay, Reeve and Ava Froseth; Taylor Hauf and Breein Nelson; Alexis Gorman and Morgan Sanderson; Elise, Kora, Meghan and Juliette Tande; Jeremy, Mariah, Haley, Katelyn, China and Orchid Kramer; Horizon and Jasmine Fugere; great-great granddaughter, Autumn Hauf; sisters-in-law, Shirley Sanders and Doris Sanders; numerous nieces and nephews.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Jim; her parents; brothers Clay Sanders and Robert Sanders; sister-in-law, Eileen (Neil) Perigue, and nephew, Jerry Converse.

Funeral: Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Nazareth Lutheran Church, Kenmare, ND.

Visitation: Saturday one hour prior to the service in the church.

Burial: Sarles Cemetery, Sarles, ND.

Family links: 
  Thomas James Edkins (1914 - 2005)
Sarles Cemetery
Cavalier County
North Dakota, USA
Created by: Herb Schwede
Record added: Jun 25, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92508429
Ruth Evelyn <i>Sanders</i> Edkins
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Ruth Evelyn <i>Sanders</i> Edkins
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