Archive for Tuesday, October 5, 2004

Ruth V. Connett

October 5, 2004


Graveside services for Ruth V. Connett, 82, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Connett died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004, at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community.

She was born Jan. 23, 1922, in Syracuse, Kan., the daughter of Paul and Eudora Walton Womeldorf. She graduated from El Dorado High School in 1940 and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Friends University in Wichita in 1943. She also received a master's degree in education from Kansas University in 1966.

Mrs. Connett taught in Lawrence, Parsons, Topeka and De Soto in the special education departments. She was a member and had served as an officer of Tau chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa honorary sorority for female educators. She also was a member of Central United Methodist Church.

She married David Spencer. They divorced. She married James E. Connett on March 17, 1962, in Shawnee. He died May 23, 2001.

Survivors include three daughters, Paula Connett-Crouse, Karen Oberzan and Marilyn Amyx, all of Lawrence; a brother, Harry Womeldorf, Rochester, N.Y.; and four grandchildren.

Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Wednesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Wednesday followed by a procession to the cemetery.

The family suggests memorials to Hospice Care in Douglas County, sent in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent at

Commenting has been disabled for this item.