MEADE – Ruth A. Hantla, age 89, died early Tuesday morning, October 15, 2013, at the Lone Tree Retirement Center, Meade, Kansas.
She was born February 25, 1924, at Council Grove, Kansas, the daughter of Arthur Sidney and Susie Goldie (Williams) Peterson. As a young girl she attended the Council Grove school system, graduating in 1941. She later attended beauty school in Wichita. After her schooling, she moved to Meade in December, 1941, and began her career as a cosmetologist.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Meade for sixty-seven years. Ruth enjoyed playing bridge, the violin, traveling, attending church functions, and spending time with her family and friends.
On October 2, 1944, she married Willis LeRoy Hantla at Wichita, Kansas. He precedes her in death on July 19, 1990.
She is survived by:
Two sons, Brian Hantla of Meade, Kansas
Troy Hantla and wife Sharon of Wichita, Kansas
Five daughters, Gayla Yingling and husband Jim of Winfield, Kansas
Cindy Wehkamp and husband Paul of Cimarron, Kansas
Cassy Sollecchio and husband Jim of Aurora, Colorado
Marsha LaMont and husband Tom of Phoenix, Arizona
Janice Brewer and husband Daniel of Marion, Illinois
Two stepdaughters, Beverly Burris of Huntington Beach, California
Sue Dougherty and husband Max of West Covina, California
A sister, Nadine McDonald and husband Frankie of Erie, Kansas
27 Grandchildren 54 Great-Grandchildren 1 Great-Great-Grandchildren
She is preceded in death by her husband; parents; a sister, Thyra Haffener; and a great-grandson, Blake Perry.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 19, 2013, at the United Methodist Church, Meade. Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. to sign the guest register Friday with the family present from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade. Interment will follow in the Graceland Cemetery, Meade.
The family would welcome memorials to the Beam Senior Center or the United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.