Ruth Snodgrass Freeland

Ruth L.  Snodgrass Freeland, 99 years 11 months, of Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community in Lawrence, KS was born September 27, 1912 in Burns, KS the daughter of Otto Preston and Emma Flo (Cox) Fink.  She went to be with the Lord August 12, 2012 at her residence.

She had lived in Lawrence since 1949.  She gave her heart to Jesus Christ at the age of 9 and lived out her life as a devoted Christian. She devoted years of her life to rendering compassionate nursing care for many patients. 

Husbands Lloyd V. Snodgrass and Earnest Freeland preceded her in death.  Surviving are two sons, Rev. Robert Snodgrass and wife, Linda of Dallas TX; Dr. Lanny Snodgrass and wife, Dr. Tong Shen, of Lakewood, WA; a daughter Marybeth Harmon and husband, William of Lawrence, KS; Myrna Snodgrass, Wheat Ridge, Colorado, mother of Saree; five grandchildren Saree Ellis and husband, Brian; Danna Harmon and husband, Tom; Blake Snodgrass; Bill Harmon, Jr. and wife, Sha and Beth Pine; ten great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at 1:00 p.m. with the funeral service at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary 120 W. 13th St. Lawrence, KS with the Rev. Robert Snodgrass officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. 

The family suggests memorials in her name to Lawrence Wesleyan Church and may be sent in care of the mortuary. 

6 Condolences

  1. Gayle Robichaux on August 14, 2012 at 11:39 am

    What a wonderful, caring lady!

  2. Vicki & Gregg Rummel on August 14, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    What a loss. Aunt Ruth was a wonderful, compassionate and thoughtful woman. And, she was funny…she was a joy to be with or talk to on the phone. We were blessed to have her in our lives for so many years. We will miss our birthday cards and Christmas cards, but will always have the memories we have of her. My mother was blessed with a terrific sister and my Gram was blessed to have her as a daughter.

  3. Donna Farrier on August 15, 2012 at 10:27 am

    I am so very sorry about Ruth.
    She was a special lady and I enjoyed visiting with her when I saw her at our church.

  4. Betty Currie on August 15, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Mary Beth and family, I am very sorry for the loss of your precious mother Ruth. May you be comforted by Jesus as he wraps his arms around you all during this most difficult time in your lives. May the joyous memories of her life continue to be a blessing to your family. With deepest empathy, Betty Currie

  5. Pat Kirk on August 15, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    I’m sure no one will remember me, but this lady’s husband taught in my little country school and then came clear out to the country on Sundays to take me to Sunday school. It was the first I heard of God. It’s wonderful to read what a good Christian she was as well. I know how you will miss her.

  6. Ginger Bartley Wilkins on August 15, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Mary Beth and family,
    Praying for you and your loss. May the Lord comfort and strengthen you.

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