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Debo Funeral Home

833 Court Street, Fulton, MO

OBITUARY

Ruth Miller Keown

December 14, 1930September 8, 2019

Ruth Miller Keown, 88, of Jefferson City, Missouri passed away on September 8, 2019. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at Debo Funeral Home in Fulton, Missouri. Burial will follow at Callaway Memorial Gardens in Fulton. The family will receive guests at Debo Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. and also on Thursday, September 12 from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Ruth was born on December 14, 1930 in Guthrie, Missouri to the late Chester and Alpha Brown Yancey. She was one of ten children and is survived by three sisters. She was married for thirty five years to Clark Miller and then for twenty seven years to Marvin Keown and they have both preceded her in death. She is survived by her special companion, James Wall. At age 20, Ruth became the youngest Deputy County Clerk in Callaway County and then six years later she was appointed by Governor Warren Hearnes to be the Callaway County Clerk and she served for sixteen years in Public Service. Ruth then worked for twenty two years as the Office Manager for the medical practice of Doctors Hill, Groce and Cooper. She knew every patient by name and was proud of her work. After she moved to Jefferson City, she was the Office Manager for the dental practice of Dr. Paul Dulle where she worked for twenty six years and was proud of the fact that she was never late one day. She was a trusted and loyal employee in all her work experiences. Ruth is survived by three children, Carol (Larry) Frevert of Kansas City, Missouri, Ronda (Roger) Groner of Troy, Missouri and David (Andrea) Miller of Troy, Missouri; eight grandchildren, Michael (Shelly) Frevert, Kevin (Kate) Frevert, Keith (Ashley) Frevert, Kelli (Jason) Smith, Jana (Scott) Skopec, John (Katie) Groner, Allison (Max) Jackson and Clark Miller; thirteen great-grandchildren, Eleza Frevert, Norah Frevert, Zack Frevert, Kaylee Frevert, Avery Frevert, Peyton Smith, Nolan Smith, Brooke Skopec, Landon Herman, Nickolas Herman, Reese Skopec, Rory Groner and Remington Wilson. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Compassus of Jefferson City in care of Debo Funeral Home, 833 Court Street, Fulton, Missouri 65251.

  • FAMILY

  • James Wall, Companion
  • Carol (Larry) Frevert, Daughter
  • Ronda (Roger) Groner, Daughter
  • David (Andrea) Miller, Son
  • Michael (Shelly) Frevert, Grandson
  • Kevin (Kate) Frevert, Grandson
  • Keith (Ashley) Frevert, Grandson
  • Kelli (Jason) Smith, Granddaughter
  • Jana (Scott) Skopec, Granddaughter
  • John (Katie) Groner, Granddaughter
  • Allison (Max) Jackson, Granddaughter
  • Clark Miller, Grandson
  • Ruth is also survived by thirteen great-grandchildren, Eleza Frevert, Norah Frevert, Zack Frevert, Kaylee Frevert, Avery Frevert, Peyton Smith, Nolan Smith, brooke Skopec, Landon Herman, Nickolas Herman, Reese Skopec, Rory Groner and Remington Wilson and three sisters.

    Ruth was preceded in death by her parents Chester and Alpha Brown Yancey, her husbands, Clark Miller and Marvin Keown.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Michael Frevert, Pallbearer
  • Kevin Frevert, Pallbearer
  • Keith Frevert, Pallbearer
  • John Groner, Pallbearer
  • Clark Miller, Pallbearer
  • Scott Skopec, Pallbearer
  • Jason Smith, Pallbearer
  • Max Jackson , Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, September 11, 2019
  • Visitation Thursday, September 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, September 12, 2019

Memories

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BARBARA BROTHERTON

September 12, 2019

Dear Sweet Ronda Wanted you to know I am thinking of you & your family. I know your heart is broken. I know your MaMa was a wonderful person because she has a very wonderful daughter, You are loving .giving, & one of the most beautiful Ladies I have ever met . Always know I am hear for you if you ever need anything. Loving you so much today & Always Barbie

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY