Barber County Kansas

The Gyp Hill Premiere, November 27, 2006.

Loretta Faye (Anders) Ruddick

Loretta Faye Ruddick, 71, died Thursday, November 16, 2006 at Via Christi - St. Francis Campus, Wichita.

She was born May 13, 1935 at Tryon, OK, the daughter of Ernest P. and Helen L. (Smith) Anders. A resident of Lake City for 24 years, formerly of Colorado, she was a mail carrier in rural Barber County. She was a member of Lake City Methodist Church, and the Women’s Christian Association, both in Lake City.

On December 15, 1967, she married Lenn E. Ruddick at Las Vegas. He died February 18, 1999. She is survived by three sons Daniel Graham, Pratt; David Graham and Thomas Graham, both of Cripple Creek, CO.; two daughters, Janet Thomison and Sandra Britton, both of Lake City; and a stepdaughter RoAnn Francis, Wichita; a brother Jack Anders, Tucson, AZ; 9 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother Jim Anders, and a sister Marilyn Oleson.

Funeral service was on Monday, November 20, at Lake City Methodist Church, Lake City with Rev. Mark Anderson officiating. Burial was at Lake City Cemetery, Lake City. Memorials may be sent to the church in care of the funeral home.

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Thanks to Kevin Noland, publisher of The Gyp Hill Premiere, Medicine Lodge, Kansas, for permission to republish the above obituary from his newspaper.

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