Ruth Amelia Niemeyer Titus, 92, of Falls City, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017 at Falls City Care Center. She was born Feb. 4, 1924 in Falls City, the daughter of Ernest and Edna Gibble Niemeyer, and was a lifelong resident of the Falls City area.

She was raised on the family farm southeast of town; they farmed, ran a weekend popcorn business, as well as the local dairy creamery.  

She married Frank Titus on Jan. 1, 1940 and together they raised three children. While Frank worked for the U.S. Postal Service, Ruth did gardening and canning. She took in laundry for many years and was active with the Nemaha Valley Rabbit Breeders Association. Ruth also spent several years working at the local nursing home prior to taking care of the local laundromat. Frank died on De. 17, 1991.

Ruth enjoyed yard sales, as well as being a talented seamstress and quilter. She collected glassware, bells, oil lamps, glass paperweights and rabbit figurines.
She was a long time member of Grace Baptist Church.

In 1998, Ruth and Vernon Moorshead, of Robinson, KS, exchanged vows and made their home in Falls City until his death on March 23, 2002.

Ruth is survived by her children, Jeraldine McDonald, James (Joyce) Titus, and Julie (Randy) Houser, all of Falls City; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren; step-children,  Vernon Moorshead, Jean Soden, Vernetta McDonald, Verna K. Talbot, and Frances Schoolcraft; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and her brother, Robert.

A celebration of Ruth’s life will be held on her birthday, 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 at the Christ Church, 705 Stone St., Falls City, with Dan Farley officiating. Private inurnment will be at a later date.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Richardson County Humane Society, which may be sent in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, Hiawatha, KS. A special message may be sent to the family at

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