Ruth May Schelbar

Services for Ruth M. Schelbar, 97 Lawrence, will be at 1 pm Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church. Burial will be at Memorial Park.
Ruth died Sunday March 23, 2014 at Medicalodge, in Eudora surrounded by family and loving caregivers.

Ruth was born Sept 16, 1916 on the North 40 outside Vinland, KS to Walter S. and Sarah V. Parsons. Ruth married Joe Schelbar Dec. 31, 1937. Joe and Ruth lived in Lawrence, enjoyed family, travel and service to others. Ruth was active with LMH Auxiliary until she became ill in July 2013.
Ruth was preceded in death by her husband Joe, 2 sisters and 2 brothers. Ruth leaves behind son Joe Schelbar and wife Lanna of Tulsa, Oklahoma, daughter Sarah League of Overland Park. Six grandchildren, Kylee Joyce,  Brynna Schelbar, Nick Schelbar, Natalie Schelbar ,Tulsa,  Shawn  League and Randel League, Overland Park.  Two great grandchildren Owen Finn Joyce and Hadley Jane Joyce, Tulsa . Sister Mildred Kirk,  Tulsa and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation is at Rumsey-Yost Thursday 5:30 pm – 7 pm.

The family suggests memorials to the church, VNA/Hospice of Lawrence, American Heart Assoc.. in care of Rumsey-Yost.

Messages & Condolences

From Ann (Hornberger) Rogers...

Sarah, Joe and families –
I’m so sorry for your loss, but what awesome memories are left behind! I’m so glad I got to see Ruth a few months ago. She was a lovely lady and will be missed.

From John...

Sarah and Joe,
Your mother was always one of the kindest and yes funniest aunts a shy little boy could ever ask for. I have several vivid memories of Ruth that always make me smile including one of aunt Ruth and mom on the living room floor at my parents Tulsa house about 35 years ago struggling to do setups. They were so funny, I laughed until I cried!

From Klista Loomis...

Dear Joe, Lanna and Family,
I’m so very sorry to hear about your Mom! Lanna has shared lots of pictures of her over the years and I always enjoyed seeing them! She had a long wonderful life and I know you will certainly miss her. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Love, Klista and Court

From Karen Parsons...

Sarah and Joe,
Your mom will truly be missed as a big part of our lives.She was such fun to be around and I loved her smile and laugh! I know she was my dad’s sister, but she was also my mom’s best friend.I will enjoy remembering having her at the farm for our big gatherings and she loved sitting out on the porch. She told me she always loved coming to the farm.May your hearts be full and feel blessed to have such a wonderful mother.Not only was she very dignified as a lady,and great mother, she was a wonderful friend,and aunt.My prayers to you and your families as we celebrate Aunt Ruth’s life.

From Ray League...

Sarah & Joe

Your mother brighten my life. I will miss her . I Loved her I will always have her in my heart.

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