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Obituaries

Obituaries

Ruth Bertschinger Simon Schirmer 1920 - 2006 Overbrook

Services for Ruth Bertschinger Simon Schirmer, 86, Overbrook, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Clinton Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow in Rock Creek Cemetery in rural Douglas County.Mrs. Schirmer died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006, at Midland Hospice House in Topeka.She was born Aug. 12, 1920, in Lakeview, the daughter of William W. and Nora Ellen Dreyer Bertschinger. She graduated from Lecompton High School and attended Emporia State Teacher's College.Mrs. Schirmer taught school at Twin Mound and Rock Creek. She later worked at Allen Press. She also managed the family farm and was a member of Clinton Presbyterian Church and the Twin Mound Ladies Aid.She married Oscar Simon. He died in 1952. She married Anton Schirmer in 1955 in Lawrence. He died in 1974.Survivors include three daughters, Mary Bohling, Stella, Neb., Marjorie Worthy, Osage Beach, Mo., and Nora Robb, Carbondale; a brother, Harold Bertschinger, Tucson, Ariz.; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, where the family will receive them from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.The family suggests memorial contributions to Midland Hospice House or the church, sent in care of the funeral home.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.rumsey-yost.com">www.rumsey-yost.com</a>.