Ruth Winifred Lamke

Services for Ruth W. Lamke, 102, Lawrence, will be at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1245 New Hampshire, at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 12, 2013. A visitation for family and friends will follow the service.

Ms. Lamke died Sunday, January 6, 2013 at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community.

She was born October 25, 1910 in Russell, Kansas, the daughter of Frank and Iola Burhle. She graduated from Waldo High School.

Ms. Lamke worked at Robinson Gymnasium on the University of Kansas campus for many years. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and baking, and spending time with family and friends.

She married Frank Salber in 1935. He died in 1972. She married Roy Lamke in 1979. He died in 1998.

Survivors include a son, Gene Salber and wife Jeanne of West St. Paul, MN; daughter-in-law, Carol Ann Salber of Lawrence, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by a son, Ronald “Bud” Salber in 2008.

Inurnment will be at a future date in Russell, Kansas.

The family suggests memorials to Grace Hospice, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory, PO Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044.

The family wishes to thank both the staff at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community, as well as Grace Hospice, for their loving care of Ruth.

Messages & Condolences

From Sharon Wiggins...

What an honor it was for me to have known Ruth. She was my Mother, Verdia Gaulding’s roommate at Pioneer Ridge for the last years of Mom’s life. Mother loved Ruth, even tho she couldn’t always remember her name. The 3 of us often enjoyed listening to Gospel music together, playing Bingo, and just sitting on the porch or inside to visit. I had a gospel music sing-a-long each month which she always looked forward to. Ruth loved the Lord and set a wonderful example for others. I know you will miss her, but what a wonderful, long life she had. My thoughts and prayers to the family.

From Linda Sundquist Stewart...

I think often of Ruth and her opening her home to me when I was a college student there. I have very pleasant memories and will always treasure them.

From Neal and Carol Norris...

Ruth always had a wonderful spirit about her. Always smiled and made you feel special. She is going to be missed.

From Roanne Kooy...

Word has come to me where I am in MN now that our special friend, Ruth, has gone on home ahead of us. We are glad she never lost her love for the Lord nor her appetite for His Word. Glad for memory of times shared with her. Roanne Kooy

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