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Ruth Rhoads

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Ruth Kathryn was born on October 14, 1920, near Guymon, OK, to Felty J. and Susanna (Miller) Kauffman. Ruth Kathryn Rhoads passed away in Tucumcari, NM, on September 28, 2008, at the age of 87 years and 11 months.
 Ruth was united in marriage to John Rhoads on June 8, 1941. Ruth and John began their married life on a farm near Hardesty, OK, and in 1949 moved to Holly, CO, with their four children. Two more children were born to Ruth and John before they returned to their home near Hardesty in 1956. In 1970 John and Ruth moved to Guymon, OK, where they made their home until John's death in 1997.  Ruth stayed in the family home in Guymon until 2002, when she stayed with her daughters for a time before moving to Autumn Blessings at Logan, NM.  She was a longtime member of the Mennonite Church, Perryton, TX.
 Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; eight siblings; her husband, John Rhoads; one daughter, Sherlyn Jean Ketcherside and two grandchildren.
 Ruth is survived by two sons, JohnnieRhoads and wife, Mary,of Guymon, OK, and Bobbie Rhoads and wife, Patsy,of Carney, OK; three daughters, Adda Sue Nymeyer and husband, Fred, of Panhandle, TX, Sally Baker and husband, Darrell, of Tucumcari, NM, and Roxie Behne and husband, Arthur, of Guymon, OK; sixteen grandchildren, forty-six great-grandchildren and ten great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Lulu Johnson of Senior Village in Perryton, TX, and a host of friends at Autumn Blessings.
  Funeral services will be Friday afternoon, October 3rd, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. at the Church of the Nazarene, Guymon with Rev. Odie Nunley officiating.  Interment will follow in Elmhurst Cemetery under the care of Henson-Novak Funeral Directors of Guymon www.hensonnovak.com
 Memorials may be given to the Autumn Blessings Assisted Living, 400 Sunset Blvd, Logan, NM 88420.
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