OBITUARY

Ruby Lois Frazier

August 29, 1931February 28, 2018
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Ruby had humble beginnings in the Southwest Kansas farming community of Fowler being born the third of six children to Carmine and Carrie Routon, August 29, 1931. She and her family experienced the Dust Bowl days living in a home built underground; she lived during the Great Depression and WWII. She married high school sweetheart, Phil, also of Fowler KS, in 1951. She moved with Phil as the Air Force assigned him from Denver to Sacramento, Anchorage and back to Wichita having four babies along the way: Rosemarie, Linda Ann, Jeffrey Philip, and Teresa Jill. After the Air Force, in 1962, Phil started his life-long career with Hallmark Cards of Kansas City moving the family to Liberty in 1963 where Ruby remained until her death. As empty-nesters, Ruby and Phil enjoyed camping trips taking them from Minnesota to Texas, and Northeastern U.S., they enjoyed local and distant bike rides and cross country skiing. After the death of her beloved husband, Ruby expanded her travels going on a Mediterranean cruise and to Bermuda, regular sister trips and girlfriend trips throughout the United States and to countries of England, Scotland, Canada and Iceland. Her life was of great contrasts spanning decades of immense change, her stories and experiences were fascinating and never-ending. She volunteered and supported for 30 years in the Assistance League of Kansas City. Ruby identified herself of the Quaker denomination upon being raised a Quaker, she attended for many years Pleasant Valley Baptist Church enjoying the friendships and gatherings of the ladies of Ann Winkler's Sunday school class. Ruby is preceded in death by her husband, Philip M Frazier. She leaves behind a sister and two brothers, Nadine and Fred Southwick (OR); Max and Beverly Routon (FL), Bob and Jean Routon (CO); four children and spouses, Rosemarie and John Hotchkiss (KS), Linda and Delhi Landrum (TX), Jeffrey and Susan Frazier (TN), Jill and Steve Nolte (MO), eleven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and many special nieces and nephews. Ruby will be missed by her family, her life-long friends, and friends and residents of Liberty. Ruby will be laid to rest next to her husband, Phil, at Glenridge Cemetery during a private service.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jeff Frazier
  • Keane Frazier
  • Delhi Landrum
  • Max Routon
  • Bob Routon
  • Danny Campbell
  • DONATIONS

  • Assistance League of Kansas City
REMEMBERING

Ruby Lois Frazier

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David & Rose mary Kelley

March 10, 2018

Do not have any one special memory but knew Ruby for years here in Liberty, in Girl Scouts, and spent lots of time together in ALKC the past 25 years--she was very energetic and full of ideas. Sorry she is gone.

Rose Mary Kelley

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Biography

Ruby had humble beginnings in the Southwest Kansas farming community of Fowler being born the third of six children to Carmine and Carrie Routon, August 29, 1931. She and her family experienced the Dust Bowl days living in a home built underground; she lived during the Great Depression and WWII. She married high school sweetheart, Phil, also of Fowler KS, in 1951. She moved with Phil as the Air Force assigned him from Denver to Sacramento, Anchorage and back to Wichita having four babies along the way: Rosemarie, Linda Ann, Jeffrey Philip, and Teresa Jill. After the Air Force, in 1962, Phil started his life-long career with Hallmark Cards of Kansas City moving the family to Liberty in 1963 where Ruby remained until her death. As empty-nesters, Ruby and Phil enjoyed camping trips taking them from Minnesota to Texas, and Northeastern U.S., they enjoyed local and distant bike rides and cross country skiing. After the death of her beloved husband, Ruby expanded her travels going on a Mediterranean cruise and to Bermuda, regular sister trips and girlfriend trips throughout the United States and to countries of England, Scotland, Canada and Iceland. Her life was of great contrasts spanning decades of immense change, her stories and experiences were fascinating and never-ending. She volunteered and supported for 30 years in the Assistance League of Kansas City. Ruby identified herself of the Quaker denomination upon being raised a Quaker, she attended for many years Pleasant Valley Baptist Church enjoying the friendships and gatherings of the ladies of Ann Winkler's Sunday school class. Ruby is preceded in death by her husband, Philip M Frazier. She leaves behind a sister and two brothers, Nadine and Fred Southwick (OR); Max and Beverly Routon (FL), Bob and Jean Routon (CO); four children and spouses, Rosemarie and John Hotchkiss (KS), Linda and Delhi Landrum (TX), Jeffrey and Susan Frazier (TN), Jill and Steve Nolte (MO), eleven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and many special nieces and nephews. Ruby will be missed by her family, her life-long friends, and friends and residents of Liberty. Ruby will be laid to rest next to her husband, Phil, at Glenridge Cemetery during a private service.