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 Ruth <I>Keys</I> Clark

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Ruth Keys Clark

  • Birth 20 Dec 1920 Boyle, Jefferson County, Kansas, USA
  • Death 7 Mar 2005 Winchester, Jefferson County, Kansas, USA
  • Burial Winchester, Jefferson County, Kansas, USA
  • Memorial ID 18712587

Nicknames: Ruth / Scatback

RUTH KEYS CLARK - Winchester - Ruth Keys Clark, 84, Winchester, passed away at her home on Monday, March 7, 2005, after a two-year battle with cancer. She was born Dec. 20, 1920, near Boyle, the daughter of Ross B. and Lola Sloop Keys. She received a bachelor's degree from Kansas State University and an master's degree from the University of Illinois. She also did additional graduate work at The University of Kansas for counselor certification and from Kansas State University for certification in gifted education. She worked for four years as a chemist and spent 26 years in public education, teaching all levels, from preschool to university classes. She was a retired school counselor. Ruth was past president of Jefferson County Genealogical Society and the Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies. She also served as a tour director for the KCGS, coordinating tours to various repositories and libraries in the United States. She was a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and of the national Genealogical Society. She was a member of and served in various leadership positions for 13 lineage societies. Ruth resided in Winchester for the last 44 years. She was an active member of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in Winchester. Evidence of the love for the community and her active involvement can be seen through the library, community center, housing authority and city government. She is survived by a daughter, Phyllis Clark, Winchester, a son, Harry Mead Clark and his wife, Elaine, Topeka, five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, two sisters, Rose O'Neill and Edith Duguid, both of Winchester and nine nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Reformed Presbyterian Church in Winchester. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Barnett Funeral Home in Oskaloosa. Ms. Clark will lie in state after 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Hospice of Jefferson County or to the Winchester Reformed Presbyterian Church and sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa, Kansas 66066.
[Published in the Topeka Capital-Journal on 3/9/2005.]

~*~ ^j^ Sincere thanks to a true angel - our dear friend and Find-A-Grave member, D.J. Goldman, for sponsoring this memorial page! ^j^ ~*~

Ruth's favorite online genealogy chatroom:
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Ruth's Profile Page at Family Workings Chat Room:
Family Workings Chat Profiles - Ruth's Profile



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  • Created by: Donna Blair
  • Added: 1 Apr 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18712587
  • D. J. Goldman
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ruth Keys Clark (20 Dec 1920–7 Mar 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18712587, citing Reformed Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Winchester, Jefferson County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Donna Blair (contributor 46869393) .