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Obituaries

Obituaries

Ruth E. Strickland 1936 - 2006 Fairfield Bay, Ark.

Services for Ruth E. Strickland, 69, Fairfield Bay, Ark., will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bruce Funeral Home in Gardner.Mrs. Strickland died Tuesday, July 4, 2006, at Baptist Health Care in Little Rock.She was born July 7, 1936, in Lawrence, the daughter of James and Bonnie Willis Tatham. She graduated from Lawrence High School. She lived in Lawrence; Kansas City, Kan.; Atlanta; Memphis, Tenn.; Washington, D.C.; Ottawa; and Arkansas.Mrs. Strickland was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Lawrence and Sweet Adelines in Washington and Ottawa.She married Marion C. Strickland on Sept. 3, 1955, in Lawrence. He survives, of the home.Other survivors include two sons, James Lee Strickland, Lawrence, and Terry Allen Strickland, Key West, Fla.; a brother, Clifford Tatham, Olathe; and a sister, Patricia Disque, Baldwin.The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.The family suggests memorials to the National Kidney Foundation, sent in care of Bruce Funeral Home, P.O. Box 192, Gardner 66030.