Former Brewster, KS resident, Carrie “Ruth” Jones, 93, passed away April 10, 2019 at Meadow View Assisted Living in Greeley, Colorado. She was born July 20, 1925 in Goodland, KS to Leslie and Rose (Miller) McClelland. Ruth and her husband Duane were married on June 21, 1946 in Colby, KS. They celebrated 70 years of marriage in 2016.
Ruth was preceded in death by her husband Duane, parents, her brothers George, Bob and Jim McClelland, and a sister Marie Edwards.
Ruth has 2 daughters, Linda (Larry) Hoffner and Monna Rose (Mike) Blank, four grandsons; Bradley Hoffner, Eric Hoffner, Aaron Blank and Caleb Blank, as well as nine great grandchildren.
Ruth grew up loving music. She played the piano, clarinet, violin and saxophone. Her family traveled and played at different venues when she was growing up. She was active in 4-H and raised Holstein cattle.
She attended cosmetology school in Denver and had shops in both Goodland and Brewster.
Ruth and Duane lived many years in Brewster, KS. She was a Girl Scout and a 4-H Leader for over 28 years. She was active in the Brewster Senior Center, Methodist Church, VFW Auxiliary and other activities.