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Obituaries

Obituaries

Ruby M. Cunningham 1920 - 2006 Topeka

Services for Ruby M. Cunningham, 85, Topeka, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Penwell-Gabel Mid Town Chapel in Topeka. Burial will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery.Mrs. Cunningham died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2006.She was born Nov. 15, 1920, in Eudora, the daughter of Gideon and Lottie Laughlin Neis.Mrs. Cunningham worked for Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway in Topeka for 15 years. She and her husband owned and operated Empire Rental and Leasing Co. for 20 years. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Business Girls League of Topeka, a past president of Santa Fe Women's Club, a co-editor of Santa Fe Retirees Club and a member of the National Association of Railway Business Women.She married Ernest "Ken" Cunningham on May 2, 1959, in Eudora. He died May 28, 1997.Survivors include a daughter, Karen Cook and husband Kevin, Flower Mound, Texas; twin grandchildren, Erin and Ethan; eight nieces and nephews; and many great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Assn. or American Lung Assn., sent in care of the chapel, 1321 S.W. 10th Ave., Topeka 66604.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.penwellgabel.com">www.penwellgabel.com</a>.