Ruth Irma Pees

Ruth Irma Pees who died October 21, 2013 was the daughter of Blaine and Elsie Duncan.

She was born March 2, 1920 at Lane, KS.

She married Dr. Gerald Pees Sr. Oct 10, 1943. He preceded her in death on January 30, 1996; a daughter, Barbara Pees Guth, also preceded her in death October 26, 2008. She leaves two children, Dr. Gerald B. Pees, Jr. Lawrence, KS, Chrystine Churas, Mebane, NC; one brother David Duncan, Lee’s Summit MO; and seven grandchildren.

No memorial services are planned. Cremation is planned. A private burial is planned for the Quaker Cemetery, Lane, KS.

11 Condolences

  1. Carol J Randel on October 22, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    To Dr. Pees & family, so very sorry to read about your loss.
    Carol Randel

  2. Robin Breit on October 23, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Dr. Pees and family
    I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. Rita Moses on October 23, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    Sorry for your loss—I will miss your Mother greatly!!!! I would help her go to her room in the evenings after dinner many times during the week while I was there. She was always so greatful and kind to me. I loved her dearly!!!! I will have the memories–as I am sure you also have….love In Christ, Rita–someday soon I will see her again.

  4. Paul Morte on October 23, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    Jerry and Jeannie
    I am sorry to read of the loss of your mother. She was always kind and thoughtful in my interactions with her, and I saw the excellent care that you both provided for her. Paul

  5. R. Leann (May) Bird on October 23, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Dear Pees family, My deepest sympathies for the loss of your mother. I was born and raised in Iola. Your father (and mother) made such sacrifices to help many Iolans. I remember your Dad coming to our house to treat us at all hours of the day and night. I know your Mom basically had to “work” those same hours and hold down the homefront. I recognize what a wonderful couple they were! Thank you for sharing them with Iola for many years. May God bless your family!

  6. kathy snell shults on October 23, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. I remember as a kid coming out to ride horses at your parents home. Your mom was always so nice to all of us. They were both great people, and will be missed.

  7. Penny Snell on October 23, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    Chris and extended family, prayers for all of you. Your mom was a great lady, and was always so kind to me and my family. So many times we came out to ride horses, and your mom always had a soda pop ready for us after our ride. I will never forget your mom or your dad. Many happy days were spent at their house, and they both made us feel like we were part of the family. Your dad put me on my first horse (Queenie) and taught me so much about how to raise horses. Your mom taught me so much about being a lady. My thoughts are with you all.

  8. Linda Lester on October 23, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Dr. Pees and Jeannie,
    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you both….
    Linda Lester

  9. Janie Stout Henderson on October 24, 2013 at 8:38 am

    Chrys, Jerry and families,
    So sorry to hear of the death of your Mother. Many fond memories of her and your Dad. May God bless and comfort you in this time of loss.
    Janie Stout Henderson Iola KS

  10. Joan Knight & James Welsh on October 24, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    We were sorry to hear of your loss. Ruth was a very nice and friendly lady. Joan was in a water exercise class with her.

  11. Jill on October 28, 2013 at 7:26 am

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your dear loved one. I too have experienced that deep pain of loss. So, I look for ways to comfort others. I hope that you may find comfort in Job 14:14,15, which assures us that Almighty God has not only the power, but the desire to resurrect our dear loved ones.

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