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Debo Funeral Home

833 Court Street, Fulton, MO

OBITUARY

Ruth Ann Reynolds

February 8, 1939January 28, 2020
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Ruth Ann Reynolds, 80, died Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at the family home north of New Bloomfield. Her long fight with cancer ended for her with her husband and daughter at her side. She was born in Fulton on February 8, 1939 to Frank Julian Kaiser and Mildred Kathleen (Monroe) Kaiser and was called “Ruthie” from childhood throughout her life. She was baptized in the First Baptist Church in Fulton and graduated from Fulton High School. She married Phillip Reynolds on Sept. 5, 1959. During their 60-year marriage they had two children, James David Reynolds, who died four weeks before his mother, and Susan Reynolds (Bill) Geiger of Spring Branch, Texas. She traveled the globe with Phil in his Air Force career. Assignments included England, Germany and Korea. After his retirement, she relished the cruises they took for more opportunities to be on the beach at places such as Tahiti. The relocations offered job changes for her, with her favorites being as a secretary for a Washington, D.C. lobbying group, and attendance clerk at Judson High School while her children were students there in Texas. Once back in Callaway County, she volunteered with the Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society and was a member of the Rotary Club of Fulton and a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International. Surviving in addition to her husband and daughter are five grandchildren, three great grandsons, and a sister, Barbara J. (Kaiser) Adelblue of Oklahoma City. She was predeceased by her parents, brother Frank Kaiser and her son. A memorial service will be held at Debo Funeral Home in Fulton at 2 p.m. on February 8, 2020. The family will receive guests at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until time for the service, at which the Rev. Bruce Williamson will officiate.

The family suggests that any donations in her memory be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in care of the funeral home.

  • FAMILY

  • Phillip Reynolds, Husband
  • Susan Reynolds (Bill Geiger), Daughter
  • Barbara J. Kaiser Adelblue, Sister
  • Ruthie is also survived by five grandchildren andthree great-grandsons. She was preceded in death by her parents Frank Julian Kaiser
    and Mildred Kathleen Monroe Kaiser, her son James David Reynolds and her brother, Frank Kaiser.
  • DONATIONS

  • St. Jude's Children's Hospital

Services

  • Family will receive guests Saturday, February 8, 2020
  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 8, 2020

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Joe Hackman

February 10, 2020

So sorry of hear of Ruthie's death. Knew her so well years. My parents owned Fulton Central Dairy on 6th and Nichols. Ruthie worked for them in the salesroom and some in the ice cream plant. Just a year younger than her I worked in the sales room with her and in the ice cream maker's room quite a bit. She always was so friendly and nice to me and everyone really. Believe she started going with Phil then so got to know him for the gentlemen he is. Know Ruthie and her friendly spirit will be missed by all who knew her. Blessings and sympathy to Phil and family.

Madelyn and Butch Lazorchak

February 8, 2020

Hi, all. We are thinking of you and of your lovely mom/wife/grandma/great grandma. Much love and thanks for the years of friendship.
All of the Lazorchaks

Jessie Alexander

February 8, 2020

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Susie Geiger

February 8, 2020

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BEAUTIFUL MOMMA❤️

Debbie Erwin

February 8, 2020

Beauty From Ashes

A lot has changed in this picture. There is a beautiful coat of snow on the ground. The lake has a thin layer of ice one it. You can't see it, but it is also lightly snowing...laying a fresh thin blanket of snow on everything...a little touch up you could say for this scene...a winter wonderland. You can see your breath...that's exciting...I haven't seen that in sometime. However, the most important thing that has changed in this picture isn't all of those things of beauty and wonderment...it's something so much more beautiful than that....it's you. You are missing. But, if you noticed, God gave us something amazing and wonderful in your absence. And, it started many many moons ago. When you started pouring into each and every one of us. Each one...you poured your beautiful soul into. Your love of Papa, David and Susie, family and friends, which was always unconditional. Your sweet and tender way with all of the critters, those cuddly furbabies. And last but not least...your love of the great outdoors and all of its beauty. Oh how you loved to play in the dirt. That's the beauty.....you know.....from the ashes.....we will remember how you taught us to love and care for each other, to take care of critters and the beautiful land. To pour into, to share the beauty that you were....the beauty that you are. Thank you for pouring into me, helping me to remember that there is great beauty in ashes. Until I can stand on your porch with you and gaze at the wonderment and beauty of Heaven....I will continue to plant beauty.

....to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.
Isaiah 61:3

Dori Fowler

February 7, 2020

Oh Aunt Ruthie, love you so much. We always had such fun times. The Spring Break I spent with you in Texas as a kid. Visiting you in Satellite Beach when my own kids were just toddlers. Bringing my family to your home in MO where the geese chased our son while he was yelling “the honkers, the honkers” with us laughing so hard! As well as REALLY fun times in St. Thomas. Lastly, let’s not forget my wedding when all Jim’s friends were “interested” in you. He had to tell them to back off, that’s AUNT Ruthie!
Until I see you again,
I Love you, Dori

Bill Geiger

February 7, 2020

What can I say at a time like this except thanks for all the wonderful memories! Over the years, whether at your place or ours (or anywhere in between), Susie, Nicky, Katie, Jack and I always looked forward to our time with Nana. There is no question that the kids best childhood memories were the Summers they spent with you and Papa at the farm. You had a great sense of humor and were a force to be reckoned with...always positive and never stopped moving...always making sure that everyone was taken care of. It warmed all of our hearts to see the love, admiration and support that you received from your huge circle of friends and relatives over the past few months, weeks and days. You obviously touched a lot of lives in your time here on earth. Despite everything that transpired, I never heard you complaining or feeling sorry for yourself...strong until the end. You are a very special lady and wonderful mother-in-law and will be missed by many. Heaven is a better place with you in it. Rest In Peace Ruthie...we love you!

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Ruthie, Phil, & Donna 2006

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Charlie, Dori, Diann, Phil, Jan, Ruthie 2012 St. Thomas

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Cassie & Jeff Kaiser, Jan (Kaiser) Redenbaugh 2007

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