Ruth T. Todd, 91, Leavenworth, died, Saturday, April 15, 2017, at Homestead Assisted Living in Leavenworth. She was born Sept. 21, 1925, in Yonkers, NY, the daughter of Henry and Cornelia (Xiques) Quinn. On Nov. 21, 1942, Ruth married William T. Todd, in Hollywood, Calif. He preceded her in death Oct. 5, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents; three daughters, Kathie Mae Todd, Theresa Eibes and Linda Werner Whetstone; and two sons, John Todd and Joseph Todd. She is survived by her children, Susan (Darius) Contractor, Beth (Al) Morgese, Laurie (Jerry) Hess, Bill Todd Jr., Mary Schowengerdt, Anthony (Linda) Todd, Peggy Todd, Patty Todd, Michael Todd and Annie (Jeremiah) Nichol; 49 grandchildren; 40 great grandchildren. Ruth was a professional mom who with her husband Bill, raised their family for over 70 years. Her unwavering moral compass greatly influenced their kids, grandkids and great- grandkids. Ruth's passion was sharing her faith with others. She was a CCD teacher for 17 years, a Eucharistic minister and was actively involved in the pro-life movement. Ruth was a faithful member of St. Agnes Parish, Roeland Park, Kan., St. Joseph of the Valley and St. Casimir's in Leavenworth. Visitation beginning with praying the rosary will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, at Immaculate Conception Church. Burial will follow at Leavenworth National Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Birthright.
Published in Kansas City Star on Apr. 18, 2017.