Ruth J. Wingert

Graveside inurnment services for Ruth Joyce Wingert, 85, De Soto, will be 10 am, Tuesday September 27, 2016, at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

She died Sunday, September 18, 2016, at Hillside Village of De Soto, KS.

Ruth was born December 12, 1930 in Lawrence, the daughter of Orval and Nyanzia Freeman Gulley.

She attended Lawrence High School. Ruth worked for Peter Pan Ice Cream Parlor in Lawrence. Later she catered and baked cakes for many weddings and events. She owned and operated Ruth and Kids Floral Shop.
Ruth and Nolan were Campground Hosts and custodians at Bloomington campground at Clinton Lake.

Ruth married Nolan Eugene Wingert, August 25, 1949 in Lawrence, he preceded her in death on June 17, 1996. They both resided at 1723 Brook St. before she moved to the nursing facility in De Soto.

Survivors include daughter Sherrie and Husband Alvin James, Lawrence; sons Mike Wingert , Lawrence, Scott Wingert and wife Amy Wyckoff, Lawrence; grand children Cassandra Schultz and significant other Matt Wilson, Baldwin, Angie and husband Shawn Hackathorn, Colorado Springs, CO, Brandon Wingert, Jashua and Susanna Calvet; step grand children Marcel, Violet, Luke Wyckoff, all of Lawrence; great grand children Kennith and Debra Schultz, Baldwin, Nolan, Mercedes and Hayley Hackathorn, Colorado Springs, CO.

She is preceded in death by her husband Nolan and her daughter Debra Wingert who died May 4, 1959.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ruth Joyce Wingert Memorial Fund, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.