Archive for Wednesday, May 28, 2003

Obit: Ruth Katherine Purtee

May 28, 2003


1914 -- 2003

Services for Ruth K. Forester, 89, Edwardsville, are 10 a.m. May 30 at the Alden-Harrington Funeral Home, Bonner Springs. Burial will follow in Edwardsville Cemetery, Edwardsville. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Forester died Tuesday, May 27 at Garden Terrace of Overland Park, Overland Park.

Ruth was born May 5, 1914, in Edwardsville, Kan. She was a lifelong area resident and a lifetime member of the Edwardsville Christian Church. She graduated from Edwardsville High School in 1931. Ruth had previously worked as a secretary for the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville school district and had also worked part-time at the old Edwardsville Post Office. She previously served on the Edwardsville Planning Commission.

She was preceded in death by her husband, 57-year-old Lloyd G. Forester Sr., in 1996.

Survivors include one son, Dr. Lloyd G. Forester, Jr., Chesterfield, Mo.; two daughters, Diane Toland, Edwardsville, and Alice Wood, Highland, Mo.; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Edwardsville Christian Church.

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