OBITUARY: Ruth Ann Schoonover

Ruth Ann Schoonover passed away Saturday, March 23, at Richwood Nursing Home in LaGrange, Ky., at the age of 67 after a long battle with cancer.

She was born on June 3, 1951, in Great Bend to Loyall and Marion (Flowers) Komarek. She graduated high school in Great Bend and earned her degree from Phillips University in Enid, Okla. She was married on Jan. 15, 1972, to her husband James Dale Schoonover of Enid, Okla. They were married 36 years. James preceded Ruth, passing away Jan. 5, 2009. Ruth was a homemaker and owned her own company, Straw & Lace. She would state her greatest accomplishment in life was knowing her Savior Jesus Christ and being able to share His love with friends, family and all of those that she interacted with.

Ruth is survived by her sons, Seth J. Schoonover of Jefferson City, Mo., and Dylan L. (Jessica) Schoonover of Crestwood, Ky.; five siblings, Jean (Stu) Switzer, Mark (Lori) Komarek, Frank (DeEtta) Komarek, Ellen Walker and Becky (Don) Hopper. She relished being “Grammie” to her grandsons Brecken and Miken Schoonover. She also loved the numerous nieces and nephews of the family.

Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home in Newton. A graveside memorial at the Florence Cemetery in Florence will follow the funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Highway 54 Church of Christ in Jefferson City, Mo. Contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, KS 67114.

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Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home in Newton.

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