Archive for Tuesday, January 21, 1992


January 21, 1992


— Services for Ruth Thomas, 93, Kansas City, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Porter Chapel here. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka.

Mrs. Thomas, a former Lawrence resident, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 1992, at Bethany Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.

She was born Jan. 3, 1899, in Axtell, the daughter of Frederic W. and Sarah Jane (Truan) Bertschinger. She lived in Topeka and Lawrence before moving to Kansas City in 1974. She worked as a clerk for the Kansas Highway Patrol and for the Internal Revenue Service before she retired in 1956.

Mrs. Thomas was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Kansas City.

Survivors include a daughter, Genevieve Lane, Kansas City, Kan.; a stepson, W.E. Thomas, Topeka; two sisters, Grace Brasher, Alexandria, La., and Mabel Briggs, El Reno, Okla.; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today at Porter Chapel.

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