OBITUARY

Ruth White Young

February 2, 1920April 20, 2020

Ruth White Young, 100, of Overland Park, KS, passed away April 20, 2020 at The Forum in Overland Park. Ruth was born February 2, 1920, in Waukesha WI, to Eugene A. and Aimee Bushman White, the 2nd eldest of four siblings. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in pharmacy and from the University of Minnesota with a degree in nursing. She worked for Milwaukee Hospital as a pharmacist, then joined Frontier Nursing Service in Kentucky during a time when patients often arrived on foot and emergency personnel were sometimes dispatched on muleback. She never did learn to drive a car. Her later career included teaching and nursing at Bethany Hospital and the University of Kansas Medical Center. In 1954 she married Ross Sinnett Young and they began their married life in Kansas City, Kansas where they resided together for the next 48 years. During this time Ruth led a Girl Scout troop and served as a volunteer Braille teacher at the Kansas State School for the Blind for over 30 years. Ross served in the Pacific Theatre of World War II and spent the remainder of his career as a postal clerk. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband and her three siblings. Ruth is survived by her son George Young and his wife Susan Bensema Young of State College, PA. Her church was Colonial Church of Prairie Village, 7039 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS. Burial in Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth KS.

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Jayne Quimby

May 2, 2020

I sat close to Ruth Young at Colonial Church for many years. I sat next to Gladys Harrington and she introduced me to Ruth. She was always very kind and had a sweet smile. I visited her several times at the Forum and attended her 95th birthday party that Marilyn Uppman planned. Marilyn insisted that she should have 95 candles on this huge cake! The room was filled with people who cared very much for Ruth.

Janet Wallace

May 2, 2020

I loved gathering with Ruth at Colonial Church for book club and Bible study. She was a kind and generous women, and I am better for having known her.
Peace dear friend
Janet Wallace

Kathi Cook

May 1, 2020

Ruth taught Sunday School when my kids were young , and gave “children’s conversations” that were interesting for the adults too! She knew her Bible stories! She was kind to everyone.

Joan Gilson

May 1, 2020

Ruth was a wonderful friend, a kind and intelligent person whose presence at Colonial Church is sorely missed.

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