Cleo Ruth Feese, 90, died Sunday, November 25, 2012 at Pioneer Manor in
She was born February 11, 1922 in Kechi, KS, the daughter of Clyde
Lester and Della Mae (Reeves) Bigger. She attended schools at Langdon
and Sylvia, Kansas. Ruth graduated from Sylvia High School in 1940.
She has been a longtime Liberal resident. Ruth worked at the Seward
County Court House, Chaffin Hardware and Ben Franklin Variety until her
retirement. She then became a caregiver for her husband until his death.
She was a member and Deacon of the First Presbyterian Church and later
was affiliated with the South Church of God. She spent many years in the
Rebekah Lodge and its branches. Ruth enjoyed several years active in the
Liberal Senior Center.
On April 10, 1943, she married Lee E. Feese at Newton, KS. He died in
Two Sons: Leroy Feese and wife Barbara Liberal, KS;
Earl Feese and wife Cheryl Liberal, KS;
Three Grandchildren: Carrie Shain and husband Ben, Jennifer Baker and
husband Adam, and DeAnn Knavel.
Eight Great-grandchildren: David and Ella Shain; Calvin, Callie and
Calister Baker; Karma, Kolby and Kenyon Knavel
Sister-in-law, Pearl Bigger of Hutchinson, KS.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, one sister and one
great-granddaughter, Kameron Knavel.
Funeral service will be held 2:00 pm Wednesday, Nov. 28th, at Brenneman
Funeral Home Chapel with Ben Shain presiding. Burial will be in Restlawn
Visitation time will be 1 – 8 pm Tuesday with the family present to
receive friends from 6 – 7 pm at Brenneman Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions can be made to South Church of God Building Fund
or Liberal Senior Center in care of Brenneman Funeral Home 1212 W. 2nd
Liberal, KS 67901.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.brennemanfuneralhome.com