Ruth Merrill, age 64, died Sat., Jan. 26, 2013 at her home in Concordia, KS.
She was born on Oct. 9, 1948 in Colby, KS to Richard & Dorothy (Briney) Wegner. She married Gerald ‘Billy Jack' Merrill on Oct. 14, 1970 at Concordia. Ruth worked as a cook at Cloud County Community College and then later as a corrections officer for the Cloud County Sheriff's office.
Ruth is survived by her daughter Tonya Merrill, Concordia; brothers, Rick Wegner and family, Mulberry, Robert Wegner and family, Beloit & Raymond Wegner & family, Ft. Scott; sister, Rose Sumpter and family, Beloit & brother in law, Larry Merrill and family, Glasco. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald on March 22, 1994, mother, brother, Ronnie Wegner & parents in law, Marvin & Bertha Merrill.
Funeral services will be held at 10 am, Tues., Jan. 29, 2013 at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home, Concordia with Rev. Dean R. Frazier officiating. Burial will follow the services at Nelson Center Cemetery, Huscher. Visitation will be from 11 am to 9 pm with a Rosary at 6:30 pm and family greeting friends from 7-8 pm Mon., Jan. 28, 2013 all at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to help defray Ruth's medical costs in care of the funeral home. For online condolences, please visit www.chaputbuoy.com.
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