Obituaries

Obituaries

Ruth Stilson Writt 1916 - 2005 Lawrence

Services for Ruth Stilson Writt, 89, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Private inurnment will be later.Mrs. Writt died Friday, Dec. 16, 2005, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.She was born Aug. 1, 1916, in Providence, R.I., the daughter of Ira B. and Caroline Hooker Seinnerton Stilson. She moved from Akron, Ohio, to Lawrence in 1987.Mrs. Writt began flying planes at age 16 and taught military cadets how to fly planes at Wentworth Military Academy. She continued to give flying lessons and retired at age 70.She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Lawrence, where she was a longtime Stephen minister. She was involved in the Newcomer's Group of Lawrence.She married John J. Writt on June 6, 1942, in Topeka. He died April 15, 2000.Survivors include a son, John Writt, Lawrence; a daughter, Patricia Writt, Lawrence; a sister, Helen Hardin, Lansdowne, Pa.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.The family suggest memorials to Ronald McDonald House, sent in care of the mortuary.E-mail condolences may be sent to <a href="mailto:info@warrenmcelwain.com">info@warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Writt.