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Ruth V. Hildrith Massey
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Birth: Feb. 13, 1906
Christian County
Missouri, USA
Death: Dec. 21, 2007
Lees Summit
Jackson County
Missouri, USA

Ruth V. Massey, 101 of Warrensburg, Missouri passed away Friday, December 21, 2007 at John Knox Village in Lee's Summit. Ruth was born February 13, 1906 in Billings, Missouri, the daughter of James Carrier Hildrith and Nora Lawson Hildrith. She was educated in the schools of Billings and Southwest Missouri State Teachers College in Springfield, Missouri. She taught school briefly. Ruth married Yvon C. Massey on September 11, 1927 in Aurora, Missouri. She and her family moved from Springfield to Warrensburg in 1939 where she and her husband owned and operated Oakhurst Dairy for several years. Yvon preceded her in death on September 25, 1991 after 65 years of marriage. Ruth was a longtime member of the United Methodist Church in Billings, the church her grandparents helped build and maintain during their lifetime and Warrensburg Chapter #3 Order of Eastern Star for nearly 66 years, where she was the chapter organist. She also belonged to the ABC club in Warrensburg as well as the Pioneer Garden Club for several years. Survivors include her daughter, Mary Ann Martin of Raytown; daughter-in-law, Emma Massey of Independence; 4 grandchildren, Kyle Martin and his wife, Adell of Loch Lloyd, Missouri; James Martin and his wife, Karen of Alexandria, Virginia; Ann Fischer and her husband, Bret of Lee's Summit and Lee Martin and his wife, Sherry of Raytown. She is also survived by 8 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandson. Ruth was preceded in death by her son Dwight E. Massey in June of 1995 and a son-in-law, Ralph L. Martin. Funeral Services were at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 26, 2007 at Williams Funeral Chapel in Warrensburg with Rev. Rusty Smith of the Tarkio United Methodist Church officiating. There was an Order of Eastern Star service by Warrensburg Chapter #3. Interment followed in Sunset Hill Cemetery in Warrensburg. The family received friends Wednesday at the funeral Chapel, one hour prior to service.

Memorial Contributions may be left to Kansas City Hospice and the United Methodist Church in Billings, Missouri.

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  James Carrier Hildrith (1885 - 1968)
  Nora G. Lawson Hildrith (1866 - 1977)
  Yvon C Massey (1902 - 1991)
  Dwight E Massey (1930 - 1995)*
*Calculated relationship
Sunset Hill Cemetery
Johnson County
Missouri, USA
Created by: Russell Smith
Record added: Dec 25, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23553993
Ruth V. <i>Hildrith</i> Massey
Added by: Russell Smith
Ruth V. <i>Hildrith</i> Massey
Added by: Russell Smith
Ruth V. <i>Hildrith</i> Massey
Added by: Russell Smith
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