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Marion Christian Church
Tuesday February 11th, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am

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Funeral Service

Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, Marion Chapel
Tuesday February 11th, 2020

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Ruth Louise Gantz

Ruth’s life began on June 6, 1925, the daughter of Edward and Elizabeth (Schranz) Peters in Chicago, Illinois. She graduated from Blue Island, Illinois High School Class of 1942 and married Almus “Al” Richard Gantz on August 9, 1947, in Oaklawn, Illinois.

She was a homemaker and attended Eastmoor United Methodist Church in Marion. She loved K-State sports and played basketball in high school. In her spare time she enjoyed gardening, embroidery and handwork.

Her loving family includes her husband, Al of Marion; children, Barbara Doyle of Richardson, Texas, Howard  Gantz (Donna) of Kingman, Kansas, and Alice Martin (Tom Holtgrew) of Bonner Springs, Kansas; six grandchildren, Brian Doyle (Amy), Stephen Doyle (Angela Capio), David Gantz (Brittany Lagemann), Krystal Gantz Fensky (Travis Fensky), Geoffrey Martin (Angie Flax), Andrea Martin; six great-grandchildren, Rose, Stella, Max, Bella, Benjamin and Lois.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Jean Claussen and LaVerne Albrecht. Ruth passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 6, 2020, at the age of 94 years old.

Ruth’s family will gather with friends on Tuesday, February 11, from 10-11:00 a.m. Her funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. both at Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, 205 Elm Street, Marion. She will then be laid to rest in Marion Cemetery

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name may be directed to the St. Luke Foundation in care of Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, PO Box 96, Marion, Kansas 66861. Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Ruth at www.ymzfh.com.

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Thank you Denise! Howard and Donna

Howard Gantz Feb 22 2020 12:00 AM

Thank you Theresa and Jeff!

Howard Gantz Feb 22 2020 12:00 AM

Thank you for all those fun family gatherings Aunt Ruth. Blessings for your peaceful journey home.

Denise Gantz Feb 17 2020 12:00 AM

Ruth and Al were wonderful neighbors. We will miss Ruth so much. Jeff and I will always remember when she would wash out the bird bath and put new water in it during the summer and winter months. Monday was always wash day and you could count on the clothes being hung on the line outside, no matter the weather. haha It was always fun to see them sit in the back yard and watch the birds and squirrels. We enjoyed walking over to their yard and seeing the native flowers and unusual cactus plants they both enjoyed. May your family find comfort and peace during this difficult time. God Bless you all.

Theresa Cady Feb 10 2020 12:00 AM