Ruthanna Fulhage


November 6, 2018 - 4:14 PM

Ruthanna Fulhage, age 91, passed away on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, at Guest Home Estates in Chanute, where she had lived with her family of friends and staff for the last seven years.

Ruthanna was born April 9, 1927, the daughter of Frank and Dora Fulhage who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death was a brother, Charles R. Fulhage (wife Edna), a sister, Margaret Krueger (husband Albert), a nephew, Charles D. Fulhage (wife Jane survives), and a niece, Sharon Armeli (husband Tony survives).

She is survived by nieces Kathy Krueger of Overland Park, and Marla Beckcom (husband John) of Girard, and numerous great-nieces and nephews. Also left behind were her caretakers and close friends Chuck and Sandy Morrison of Yates Center.

Nothing made Ruthanna happier than planting and harvesting her crops, haying in the summertime, and taking care of her Angus cattle. Earlier in her life she operated a dairy farm and raised hogs. She was actively involved in the fair and 4-H all her life and recently donated funds for a much needed handicapped restroom facility at the fairgrounds. Along with being involved in the Kansas Livestock Association and various other organizations, she has been the recipient of the 2010 Conservationist Award and in 1990 received the Kansas Bankers Award.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church in Yates Center. Visitation is from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at Campbell Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in her honor are suggested to Kindred Hospice, 1819 Main St., Parsons, or the United Methodist Church in Yates Center. Memorials may be sent directly or sent in care of Campbell Funeral Home, P.O. Box 188, Yates Center, KS 66783.


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