Ruth Elaine Cloud

Ruth Elaine Cloud born December 20, 1921 in Osborne County, Kansas, died May 18, 2014 in Lawrence, Kansas.

She was married to Joseph C. Cloud of Salina, Kansas for 53 years.

She lived in Salina, Kansas for 60 years before moving to Sun Lakes, Arizona. In 2005 she moved to Lawrence.

Ruth was an active member of the Women’s Golf Association in Salina and Sun Lakes. She was a hospital auxiliary member in Salina for many years, a volunteer Big Sister for Big Brothers Big Sisters in Salina and an avid golfer.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Joe, her daughter Jody, her grandson Joe Aussem, five brothers and sisters and her parents, Angella and Montimer Dragoo. She is survived by her daughter Mary Olson of Lawrence, granddaughters Jody Mintken (John), Katy Olson, Beth Colon (Jimmie) and seven great grandchildren.

A private memorial service will be held in Sun Lakes, Arizona.

Memorials may be sent to Big Brothers Big Sisters in Salina, KS at 353 E. Avenue A, Salina, KS 67401

2 Condolences

  1. Mike Lamone on May 20, 2014 at 8:04 am

    So sorry to hear about Ruth. I am sure your memories are many.
    Hope you are well.

  2. Valerie Foos on May 21, 2014 at 11:51 am

    Dear Mary and Girls,

    I was so sorry to hear that your mother and grandmother passed away.

    However, Mary, I am glad that her last years were spent close to you. I remember that the last time we spoke, you told me a couple of funny stories about your adventures with your mom. Those are the kinds of moments I try to recall when I think of my departed parents and am having trouble getting past the more painful memories.

    My hope for you is that each day you will find the best of things to remember and emulate and that you will continue to be grateful for the love and support you give each other. I have always been impressed by your closeness.

    Thinking of you all.



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