Ruth Stinson

Celebration of life services for Ruth Stinson, 88, Lawrence will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 6, 2010 in the Fellowship Hall at First United Methodist Church in Lawrence.  A private inurnment will be at Glendale Cemetery, Bloomfield, New Jersey at a later date.  She died February 3, 2010 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.

Ruth was born July 26, 1921 at home in Newark, New Jersey.  She was the daughter of Augustus and Amelia Schroeder Hallgring.  She was employed by an agent of Northwestern Life Insurance Company where she was a secretary for several years.  She married Donald Stinson July 25, 1945 in Newark, New Jersey. They moved to Belleville, New Jersy in 1951 where they made their home until his death on October 8, 1986.  In 1987 Ruth moved to Hiawatha, Kansas to be near family members.  She has lived in Hiawatha, Wathena, Anthony, Council Grove, Tonganoxie, and Lawrence, Kansas following the moves of her daughter and son-in-law who is a retired United Methodist pastor.

Ruth loved to read, sing in church choirs, and travel.  Her family was very important to her.

Ruth is survived by her daughter, Joan Hughes and husband Stan of Lawrence, KS, a granddaughter, Traci Needham and husband Mike, of Lawrence, Nephews, Bob Carus and wife, Deb, of Clackamas, Oregon, Thomas Chrizanowski and wife, Jan, of Arlington, Texas, and Bill Chrizanowski and wife, Isabel, of Union, New Jersey.  She was preceded in death by her parents, and sister, Harriet Carus.

5 Condolences

  1. Susie Conrady on February 4, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Susie

  2. Mary Strahan on February 4, 2010 at 12:00 am

    I was so sorry to hear of your loss–I know how important your mom/grandma was in your lives. I hope memories of the good times you had together will help you through this time of sorrow. (I know it doesn’t seem like it, but it will get better . . . honest.) *HUGS*

  3. Rod Pretzer on February 6, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Joan and Family, Our thoughts of sympathy and prayers are with you at this time, I enjoyed to get to know Ruth better the time she spent here in the Council Grove area with you and Stan. Prayers of sympathy are extended to you at this time.

  4. T Williams on March 10, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your dear loved one. May you find comfort and hope in the Bible’s promise, “Your dead ones will live. . . . They will rise up.” –Isaiah 26:19 The Bible teaches that man was not created by God to die, but death came about as a result of sin, way back in the Garden of Eden. –Romans 5:12. So even though death has afflicted mankind down to our day, God promises to undo the effects of death and even do away with death itself. Please read this for yourself at Revelation 21:3, 4. What a wonderful hope is presented in God’s Word. . . being able to live right here on earth in paradisaic conditions with our loved ones beside us. –Psalms 37:29 It is our hope that reading these scriptures will comfort you during this time of loss.

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