Inurnment services for Ruthanna Volk Kew, 99, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Mar. 3, at Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Atchison, KS.
Mrs. Kew died Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at the home of her daughter in Lawrence.
She was born Nov. 2, 1911, in the Camp Creek Community of Atchison County, Kan., the daughter of John Sr. and Regina Abbuehl Volk. She graduated from Atchison High School in 1931, and later attended Mount St. Scholastica College in Atchison.
Mrs. Kew was a homemaker, and was active in PTA, Girl Scouts, the Atchison County Historical Society, the Atchison Coin and Stamp Club, Shepherd’s Center, Atchison County Extension Homemaker’s Parallel Unit, and Archeology Club. She was a member of First Christian Church of Atchison, where she was a deaconess emeritus and held many CWF offices throughout the years. She moved to Lawrence in 2002, where she made her home with her daughter and son-in-law, and played an active role in the growth and development of her great grandchildren.
She married Harry L. Kew in 1933. He preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers, J. David Volk and Harold Volk.
Survivors include a daughter, Martha Jacobson and husband Gene, Lawrence; two grandchildren, Mindy Downs and husband Mike and David Jacobson and wife Jen; and four great grandchildren, Caleb and Mikayla Downs, and Emma and Noah Jacobson.
The family suggests memorial contributions to First Christian Church in Atchison, or Douglas County VNA, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care, in care of the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Ind., Lawrence, KS, 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at www.rumsey-yost.com.