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Ruth Hoss

April 25, 1924 — October 24, 2016

Longtime Wallace County resident, Ruth Lurene Hoss, 92, passed away on Monday, October 24, 2016 at the Colorado Plains Medical Center in Fort Morgan, Colorado.

Ruth was born in Weskan, Kansas on April 25, 1924 to Lawrence Edward and Barbara Olive (Godfrey) Samuelson.  She was one of five children.

Ruth grew up in Weskan, and graduated from Weskan High School in 1942.  She then went on and completed 2 years at a trade school.

On May 18, 1950, Ruth married Robert (Sandy) Asa Hoss.  To this union 10 children were born: Von, Jerry, Scott, Darrel, Helen Flora, Ed, Patsy, Cayle and Chuck.

Ruth spent her life as a homemaker helping her husband out around the family farm and raising her children.  She enjoyed gardening, sewing, knitting and baking.

Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband, Robert, in 2006, and a son, Cayle Hoss, in 2015.

She is survived by 9 children; Von (Rae) Hoss of Parks, NE, Jerry (Donna) Hoss of Cheyenne Wells, CO, Scott (Mildred) Hoss of Rocky Ford, CO, Darrel (Angie) Hoss of Cheraw, CO, Helen Hoss (Chuck Screws) of Gladwin, MI, Flora (Dave) Mason of Charleston, SC, Ed Hoss of Goodwell, OK, Patsy (Bob) Short of Sharon Springs, KS, and Chuck (Janet) Hoss of Goodwell, OK.
She is also survived by 9 grandchildren; Clint Hoss, Amy Hoss, Tyler Hoss, Nicole Gilbert, Jeff Hoss, Kodey Hoss, Charlie Short-Bachman, Chricket Short Niehues and Halee Salmon; along with 3 step-grandchildren; Will Mason, Meg May and Questa Parish. Ruth has 4 great grandchildren; Delaney Gilbert, Emma Hoss, Abby Hoss and Racyn Salmon; as well as 7 step-great grandchildren; Garhatt Bruna, Colton Bruna, Jackson Parish, Kade Parish, Addison Gilbert, Willy Gilbert, and Eli Mason.

Ruth’s Memorial Service will be at the Wallace Cemetery on Saturday, 29 October 2016, at 10:00 am.

Memorials may be designated to the Sharon Springs Master Gardeners and Cheyenne Manor and may be sent to Koons-Russell Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Goodland, KS 67735-1555.

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