Ruth Eileen Dietrich, 84, of Kearney, MO, passed away peacefully at home, August 12, 2022. She was born May 15, 1938 at Shubert, NE to Carl and Opal (Boatman) Georges.
She was united in marriage to Kenneth Earl Dietrich on June 14, 1959 at the Shubert Christian Church.
Ruth was raised near Shubert and graduated Shubert High School in 1955. She then attended Peru State Teachers College and eventually earned a teaching degree from Missouri Western University. She started teaching in rural Richardson County Schools then the couple moved to the Kansas City area in 1966. She taught in Kearney, MO for 18 years and retired in the early 90’s after a total of 25 years of teaching. Following retirement the couple enjoyed spending time during the winters at their home in Naples, FL. During their married life they were able to travel the world due to Ken working at TWA. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. She was a member of the Shubert Christian Church, Trinity Lutheran Church at Kearney and Recess Forever retirement group. Memorials suggested to the Shubert Christian Church.
Ruth is survived by her husband, Kenneth of Kearney, children, Douglas and his wife Michelle of Lee’s Summit, MO, David and his wife Karen of Paola, KS, Debbie Ball and her husband Larry of Pleasant Hill, MO, sister, Margaret Rowell of Omaha, NE, grandchildren, Joe (Jennifer) Dietrich, Jordan (Addie) Dietrich, Kyle (Johannah) Dietrich, Kelsey (Josh) Martin, Alyssa (Payton) Berens and Meghan Ball, great-grandchildren, Brett, Blake and Ben Dietrich, Katie and Cassie Martin, step-grandchildren, Gary Davis, Jennifer (Travis) Martin, Beth (C. J.) Fredlund, Jessie (Amanda) Hamer, step-great-grandchildren: Brooke Davis, Davis Martin, Nathan and Lily Fredlund.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Luetta Lound and a brother, Lyman Georges.
Her funeral will be held on Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Shubert Christian Church with Reverend Dennis Fulbright officiating. Interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery at Hiawatha, KS.
A book is available to sign at Dorr and Clark Funeral Home during regular business hours.