(September 21, 1911 - March 19, 2011)
Ruby Claire Rodenbeek, age 99, passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at her home in Scott City, Kansas. She was born on September 21, 1911 in Kipp, Kansas, the daughter of James Hess and Sarah Evelina Helsel Force. A lifetime resident of Scott City, Kansas, she was a Teacher and homemaker.
Ruby was a one of a kind lady with a very unique sense of humor. She was very active in her community, but her most important focus was her family. Her home was always home for her children and grandchildren. Nothing was more fun than going to grandma’s and grandpa’s for the holiday times in Scott City. Her home was open and welcome to all. She was an athlete– playing golf, tennis and basketball. She loved to go to the park and Pyramids for many family picnics & hikes. Ruby was a singer in the Baptist Church Choir and sang for many events. Her skits are famous. Ruby was also an artist, writer, teacher and wonderful cook. Her last days were spent with family caring for and loving her and many came to tell Ruby how much they loved her and what she meant to them. She joked with them and expressed her special love and energy for each one. After they left, she would say, “I loved that”. We all believe she waited for all to tell them goodbye. It was full of grace.
Memberships Include the First Baptist Church of Scott City, Kansas, El Quartelejo Study Club, Bridge Club, Eastern Star, Ladies Golf Association, Baptist Ladies Circle and the Baptist Church Choir.
On April 25, 1935 she married Edward John William Rodenbeek in Scott City, Kansas. He passed away on April 6, 1991 in Scott City, Kansas.
Other Survivors include her One Son - James Edward Rodenbeek of Scott City, Kansas, Three Daughters - Joanne Marie & Peter Louis Durante of Denver, Colorado, Suzanne and Jerome Wauthier of Waynesville, Missouri, Marianne Meredith of Scott City, Kansas, Four Nieces - Eleanor Hartman of Utah, Peggy York of Utah, Norma Catherine Howell of Washington, Sara Catherine Getker of Nevada, Ten Grandchildren, Seventeen Great Grandchildren and Four Great Great Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, Two Sisters and Six Brothers.
Funeral Services will be held at the First Baptist Church in Scott City, Kansas at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 22, 2011 with the Rev. Kyle Evans presiding.
Interment will be in the Scott County Cemetery in Scott City, Kansas.
Memorials amy be given to the St. Catherine Hospice % Price & Sons Funeral Home.
Visitation wil be at Price & Sons Funeral Home in Scott City from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Monday.
Obituary courtesy of Price and Sons Funeral Homes of Garden City, Scott City, Leoti and Tribune.