Obituary: Ruth E. Holmes

Ruth E. (Gruber) Holmes, age 78, retired daycare provider and St. Francis Hospital housekeeper, died Thursday, May 2, 2019.
Visitation was 1-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, with family present 5:30-7 p.m. Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at Webb-Shinkle Mortuary, Clearwater.
Ruth was born on Thursday, Feb. 6, 1941 in Brewster, Ohio, to her parents, Robert and Helen (Derfer) Gruber. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Melody Johnson; parents, Robert Gruber, Sr., and Helen (Derfer) Roop; four brothers; and two sisters. Survivors include her daughters, Pat (Jeff) Minson of Derby, and Michelle (Todd) Hanna of Clearwater; honorary daughter, Emily (Miles) King of New Mexico; son-in-law, Jim Johnson of Towanda; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Wichita Police Department, Patrol South Bureau, c/o Webb-Shinkle Mortuary, P.O. Box 325, Clearwater, KS 67026.