OBITUARY

Ruth LaVerne Durham

June 5, 1920July 2, 2018
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Ruth LaVerne Durham, 98 of Prairie Village, Kansas, died on Monday, July 2, 2018 at Brighton Gardens. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 7th at Olivet Baptist Church, 4901 Mission Road, Westwood, KS. Visitation will be at the church from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Burial will be in the Johnson County Memorial Gardens, 11200 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS. In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions to Olivet Baptist Church, Amazing Grace Baptist Camp or the “Happy Bottoms” Project Ruth was born on June 5, 1920 in Harrisburg, Missouri to William Alvin and Mary Eliza (Robertson) Bruce. Ruth worked in the Human Resources Department for Trinity Hospital as an administrative assistant. She married Floyd E. Durham on July 14, 1939 and they had five children, Judy, Lois Jean, Paul, Janet, and Lynna. In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by Floyd on August 4, 1969; four brothers and five sisters. Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Judy Hale (Tom), Lois Jean Pearson, Paul Durham (Nancy), Janet Lightfoot (Stan) and Lynna Murray (John); 21 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Fond memories and condolences may be shared at www.mcgilleymidtownchapel.com.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, July 7, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 7, 2018
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Beth Canipe

July 3, 2018

I wanted to extend my condolences for the loss of Ruth. She was such a treasure and I can't tell you how often we talk about her around the HappyBottoms office - always with a smile. She will live on in our hearts and actions - she's been an inspiration to us all. I'm so grateful to have had the opportunity to visit with her on several occasions.

May you all find peace at this time - she had an incredible life, but it is always bittersweet to say goodbye.

I regret that I cannot make her service, but do know I will be thinking of her and all your family in the coming days.

Sincerely,
Beth Canipe

Jill Gaikowski

July 3, 2018

I'm so lucky to have gotten to know Ruth and some of the family the past few years. I cherish my visits with her so much and miss her already. Blessing to her family and my deepest regrets that I will not be able to attend her funeral.

She was pretty amazing....... but you all already know that. ;)

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