Archive for Thursday, October 21, 2004

Ruby F. Herd


October 21, 2004

Graveside services for Ruby F. Benson Herd, 86, Eudora, were Wednesday, Oct. 13, at Bonner Springs Cemetery.
Mrs. Herd died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004, at Eudora Nursing Center.
She was born Feb. 26, 1918, in Kansas City, Kan., the daughter of James Elbert and Jane Bean Benson.
Mrs. Herd was a former nurse's aid at Tonganoxie Nursing Home. She was a member of the Quilting Group and Agriculture Hall of Fame in Bonner Springs. She was a Baptist.
She married William Herd. He died Aug. 3, 2004.
A daughter, Charlotte Anderson, died in 1998, and a granddaughter also died earlier.
Survivors include a son, Carl Herd, Lecompton; five daughters, Wanda Stevenson, Lawson, Mo., Rita Stroud, La Cygne, Jean Johnson, Welch, Okla., Jeanette Jacobson, Parker, and Betty Jo Gorsage, Freeman, Mo.; a sister, Dorothy Stephens, Kansas City, Mo.; 12 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer's Assn., sent in care of Alden-Harrington Funeral Home, 214 Oak, Bonner Springs 66012.

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