Ruth Elaine Barnhart, 97, Osage City: Dec. 6, 1926 – Feb. 2, 2024 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Ruth Elaine Barnhart, 97, Osage City: Dec. 6, 1926 – Feb. 2, 2024

OSAGE CITY, Kan. – Ruth Elaine Barnhart, 97, passed away Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at Osage Nursing Center, Osage City, Kan. She was born Dec. 6, 1926, on the family farm west of Lyndon, Kan., the daughter of Henry and Eva (Jessop) Bell.

Ruth lived most of her life in Lyndon, having lived in Arizona after retirement and later returning to Lyndon and Osage City.

Ruth had worked for Seymour Foods and Martin Tractor, both in Topeka, Kan.

Ruth was united in marriage to Herbert Barnhart, June 15, 1952, in Topeka. To this union two sons were born, Lee and Randy.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Herb; sons, Lee and Randy; grandson, Chad Barnhart; parents, Henry and Eva; and brother, James Bell.

Ruth is survived by her sister, Doris Siegel; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

As per her wishes, Ruth will be cremated, and no services are planned. Inurnment will be in the Lyndon Cemetery, next to Lee and Randy.

Condolences can be left at feltnerfuneralhome.com.


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