Obituary of Ruth M. Kaufman:
Ruth M. Kaufman, daughter of William Henry McCracken and Lida Mae (Hockett) McCracken was born April 24, 1923 at Belleville, KS and passed away on October 30, 2019 at Aldersgate Village in Topeka, KS at the age of 96 years, 6 months and 6 days.
Ruth graduated from Haddam High School in 1941. She was united in marriage to Leo Robert Kaufman on May 3, 1942 and to this union four children were born, Shirley, Alan Lee, Todd and Michele. She worked for J. C. Penny and as a School Cook at East Elementary and then the dietary department at Republic County Hospital till her retirement. She loved her children and grandchildren and the freedom for her faith, family and friends.
She was a charter member of the American Lutheran Church, Belleville, KS, Welca, past president and member of the VFW Auxiliary and American Legion Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Lida McCracken, husband, Leo R. Kaufman, infant son, Alan Lee Kaufman, two brothers, Duane and Wendell, two grandchildren, one great grandchild.
She is survived by two daughters, Shirley Armentrout of Topeka, Ks, Michele (Mark) Hennes of Salina, KS, one son, Todd (Susan) Kaufman of Clearwater, KS, ten grandchildren, two great grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM, Monday, November 4, 2019, American Lutheran Church, Belleville, KS, conducted by PMA Al Urich.
Interment will be made in Belleville Cemetery, Belleville, KS.
Memorials may be given to American Lutheran Church, Belleville, KS or York Square at Aldersgate Village, Topeka, KS.
Friends may call on Sunday, November 3, 2019 from 1 PM to 8 PM at Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS, where the family will receive friends from 4 PM to 6 PM.
Online condolences and information at www.bachelor-surber.com
Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS in charge of arrangements
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