Ruth L. Hutton

December 19, 1925August 4, 2018

Ruth L. Hutton, 92, of Oak Grove, entered into her final rest on Saturday, Aug. 4, after a lengthy illness.

Ruth was born Dec. 19, 1925 in Denver, CO, but lived most of her life in the greater Kansas City area.

Her first employment was at a Richmond, CA shipyards during World War II. After moving to Kansas City, she worked briefly as a dance instructor for Arthur Murray Studios, and later worked in sales at Macy's. Ruth eventually went to work at the regional offices of the Social Security Administration, retiring in 1985 after 25 years of service. She then worked 15 more years as a travel agent at Raytown Travel.

She was an intrepid traveler, having visited all 50 states and six of the seven continents. She was a member of the In-Ka-Ra chapter of the ABWA, the Kansas City chapter of SSA Alumni and the former Birchwood Baptist Church of Independence.

She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Bollinger of Bates City, MO; one son, Brian Hutton of Middletown, NY; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Bill Hutton.

Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at Floral Hills Funeral Home, Kansas City. Services will be at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, followed immediately by burial.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, at


  • Keven Bollinger
  • Kris Bollinger
  • Chad Fletcher
  • Brian Hutton
  • David Waddell, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation Friday, August 10, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 10, 2018
  • Graveside Friday, August 10, 2018

Ruth L. Hutton

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Jo Bustamante

August 18, 2018

I was saddened to heard of Ruth's death today. I worked with her for several years at SSA in the technical training branch. She was my supervisor when I taught Benefit Authorizer classes and did journeyman level training. Later,
when she worked as a travel agent, she handled arrangements for several trips I took to Spain. I always had great respect for Ruth. She was a warm, kind woman who will be missed by all who knew her. My deepest sympathy goes to her family.