Ruth Wilson

Funeral services for Ruth Genevieve Wilson, 92, Eudora will be held 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at Eudora United Methodist Church, Eudora, KS.  Burial will follow at Eudora Cemetery.  Ruth died October 28, 2011 at Eudora Medicalodges. She was a life-long resident of the Eudora area.


Ruth was born on August 30, 1919 in Clearfield, KS the daughter of Roy and Alma (Hausman) Breithaupt. 


She graduated from Eudora High School in 1937.  She attended Lawrence Business College.  She worked as secretary at L.V. Cadick Chevrolet Co. in Culver City, Califonia and worked three years for Patty Mossman Construction Co. in the estimating dept.  She worked at Hercules from 1953 – 1957.  She and her husband, Howard, along with Jack & Arleta (Wilson) Howard owned and operated Clover Leaf Farm Grocery Store from 1945 – 1953.  She and her husband, Howard owned and operated Howard Super Saver grocery from 1960 – 1980.                       


She was a member of the Eudora United Methodist Church; Martha Circle; Charter member of the Eudora Pinochle Club; AARP in Lawrence; Eudora Historical Society; Jolly Dozen Club and Eudora PTA.


She married Howard E. Wilson on October 28, 1939 in Linwood, KS.  He preceded her in death August 23, 1997.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; sister, Eileen (Breithaupt) Vincent; a grandson, Geoffrey K. Wilson and great-granddaughter, Kimberly Stanley.


Survivors include one daughter, Deanne B. Benton, (Richard) Lawrence, KS; two sons, James E. Wilson, (Marilyn) Eudora, KS, Gary L. Wilson, (Stephanie) Overland Park, KS; five grandchildren, Lynn, Lori, Dorinda, Justin and Sarah; and eight great-grandchildren, Andy, Jimmy, Ashley, Lora, Michael, Drew, Joey, Josh, and Audreana.


The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary – Eudora Chapel.


Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Eudora United Methodist Church and may be sent in care of the mortuary. 

14 Condolences

  1. John E. Isom on October 29, 2011 at 12:00 am

    The world will not be as joyfull without dear Ruth’s wonderful spirit and piano. I will miss her a lot…

  2. Deb Whalen on October 29, 2011 at 12:00 am

    I am so very sorry for your loss and for the heartbreak you’re going through now. Prayers for love and comfort to your entire family. Deb Whalen Eudora, KS

  3. Scotty and Teresa Henderson on October 29, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Jim and Marilyn,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with both of you at this sad moment in time. Love you both…. Scotty and Teresa

  4. Jim and Kelly Nelson on October 29, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Kelly and I are sadden to hear of your lose. Our thoughts and prayers are wth you and your family.

  5. Jean Lewis, Eudora, KS on October 29, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Jimmy and Marilyn, I’m so sorry to hear about Ruth. You and your family have my most sincere condolances. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Mike Homola on October 29, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    Sorry – may her love for you continue in your heart as your love for her abides. With tone and oneness, Mike

  7. Laura O'Berg Ward on October 29, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    I send my heartfelt sympathy to each of you. I have such wonderful memories of your mother. She was such a sweet woman. Know that she is singing and playing the piano in Heaven for Jesus now. And reunited with Howard. Your are all in my prayers.

  8. Cathy Estes on October 30, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    I agree with a previous condolence–Ruth is definitely bringing joy in heaven with her music and her spunky and outgoing personality. Wishing her extended family comfort at this sad time.

  9. Kent Kummer on October 31, 2011 at 2:18 am

    Thoughts and Prayers to the Family and Friends of Ruth Wilson. May her peace at this time of great loss bring comfort.

  10. Becky White on October 31, 2011 at 7:59 am

    What a lady! She lived a full,spunky and wonderful life. Love to you both Jimmy and Marilyn.

  11. Ron G Wineinger on October 31, 2011 at 9:27 am

    To God be glory. Ruth has gone to be with her Lord. There is a poem I’ve recited in church. The last paragraph goes, “Then how can I be growing old, when safe within my Saviors fold, e’re long my soal shall fly away and leave this tenement of clay. This robe of flesh I’ll drop and rise to sieze the everlasting prize, and I’ll meet you on those streets of gold and prove that I’m not growing old.

  12. Christie Woodward for the Winter Family on October 31, 2011 at 11:55 am

    She was such a special lady and loved by all.
    Heaven has a piano with her name on it as she is welcomed home. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Our love – Charlie, Nevieve and Kids

  13. Cathy & Eddie Reid on October 31, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    So very sorry for the loss of your wonderful mother. She was a very special person and will be missed by many. Please know that God will be at your side during this sad time.

  14. Rodney Eisenbarger on October 31, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    I left a message earlier today, but found out after the fact that Warren-McElwain’s website was down. If it is recovered, I apologize for repeating myself. Ruth and Howard, Jimmy and Marilyn and Gary Wilson were and still are an important part of my life. I treasure the knowledge, experiences and memories the entire Wilson family brought into my life. Especially my time at Howard’s Super Saver! I’m sorry I’m not able to BE THERE to see everyone – I’ve been fighting a terrible cold! If my first message isn’t recovered, please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you – as well as those of my family – Bob and Pudgie, Robert, Ronda and Rodney Eisenbarger

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