Ruth Yewell

Ruth Yewell, 80, Kansas City, Missouri passed away on August 28, 2015.  She was born on October 25, 1934 in Koshkonong, Missouri.  She was known by many as “Sis”, and to her great grandchildren as “Grandma Donut”.   Ruth was the oldest of three children, and traveled a lot with her family when she was a child.  She made her home in Kansas City, Missouri and graduated from East High School.  Ruth was never far from family and always surrounded by those she loved and loved her.  She married and raised her 6 children across the street from her sister and her family, and lived just blocks away from her parents.  She loved spending time with her sister, Barbara, and her brother, Roger. The trio had coffee together almost every morning, but always on Sundays.  

She retired from AT&T in Kansas City, Missouri in 1996 which gave her plenty of time to do what she loved to do most: run around town in her car, visit with friends and family in person and over the phone, and of course, go to Las Vegas with her sister.

Ruth Yewell was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Wilma Swope, husband, Ed Yewell, daughter, Lori Yewell, son, Steve Yewell, nephew, Randy Rue, sister, Barbara Rue, and sister-in-law, Saundy Swope.  She is survived by her brother, Roger Swope, children, Carla Ford, Denise Keener (Michael), Lisa Yewell, and Mike Yewell.  She is survived by her niece and nephew Patricia and Douglas DeGhelder, grandchildren Justin, Jared, and Jordan Hunt; David Yewell and Magally Portillo, their children Liam and Madelyn; Joseph and Steven Keener, Madison and Mackenzie Hunt, Mindy and Justin Eddleman, their children Nathan, Addison, Logan, and Olivia; Kadi and Gary Converse, and Kelli DeGhelder.  Ruth is also survived by many nieces and nephews that she loved and cared for very much.

A celebration of  life will be held at 2:00, Saturday, September 12, 2015 at the Blue Ridge Boulevard Christian Church, 3625 Blue Ridge Blvd., Independence, Missouri 64052.

Ruth will be buried at Wayside Cemetery in Koshkonong, Missouri.

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  1. PAM Rue on September 3, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    Sorry for your loss she will be missed and remembered fondly.Love you all Pam Rue and for Randy, And Barbs passing .my sincere condolences.

  2. Jenny on September 3, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    I just love Ruth Yewell, she was a beautiful lady. I knew anytime it snow she would be home chilling! Cause she refused to drive! Very smart lady! Going miss seening that red car all over independence.????

  3. Martin Toynton on September 4, 2015 at 10:55 am

    You will Truly be missed!! Love and Prayers!! This is So hard, because I hadn’t seen you in like forever! I do remember all those summer days when Mike and I would sit out on the porch, and you would call out his name to take his dog out!! You were like a second Mother to me as I was growing up, thank you for you Love and care for all of us neighborhood kids!!

  4. Kim Carnahan on September 12, 2015 at 10:03 am

    I will miss my friend.Our talks,our laughs and being there for me.I am proud to have become her friend.Much love

  5. Tim McCarthy on September 12, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    You will be truly missed you was like a second mom to Me always making sure wherever me and Mikey went we were being safe and not getting into no trouble..

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