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Obituaries

Obituaries

Ruth Hutson Soward 1925 - 2007 Goodland

Goodland - Services for Ruth Hutson Soward, 82, Goodland, will be at 11 a.m. today at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Goodland with the Rev. H. A. Lycett officiating. Burial will follow in Goodland Cemetery.Mrs. Soward died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007, at Goodland Regional Medical Center. She was born June 10, 1925, in Abilene, the daughter of Thomas Allen and Sarah Elizabeth Twitty Hutson. She graduated from Topeka High School and Washburn University with a degree in sociology. She was a longtime resident of Goodland.Mrs. Soward was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and Alter Guild and PEO Chapter Z. She was a member of Sherman County Historical Society and a former editor of its bulletin. She served as an organizer of Sherman County Meals on Wheels for many years and also helped with the Campfire Girls organization.She married Selby S. Soward on Oct. 28, 1949, at her parents' home in Topeka. He preceded her in death.Mrs. Soward was also preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Suzanne Briman.Survivors include three daughters, Molly Chabalowski and husband Cary, Alexandria, Va., Sarah Blank and husband Rick, Michigan City, Ind., and Katie Martin and husband Bill, Lawrence; and seven grandchildren, Jason and Jenny Blank, Megan and Andy Chabalowski and Allison, Spencer and Emily Martin.The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. today at the church before the services.The family suggests memorials to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, sent in care of Koons Funeral Home, 211 N. Main, Goodland, 67735.