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Ruth Delores Patterson
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Obituary for Ruth Delores Patterson

Ruth Delores Patterson was born on February 13, 1928 inTopeka, Kansas to Romie and Beaulah Scales. Ruth was called home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 9, 2018 at Manor Care Health Services.
Mrs. Patterson attended Topeka Public Schools. She was a lifelong member of Asbury Mt. Olive United Methodist Church where she served as an usher.
In 1950 Ruth married Pearl J. Patterson. They remained married until his death in 1983. They had four children, Larry F., James E., Robert E., and Joseph W. Patterson.
Mrs. Patterson worked for many years as a laundress for Ripley Cleaners and Colmery-O'Neil Veterans Administration Medical Center retiring in 1999. She enjoyed playing poker with her friends and family, working on jigsaw puzzles, listening to music and watching Dr. Phil and Steve Harvey daily on television.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Pearl J. Patterson; one son, James Edward Patterson; two brothers, George Morton and Romie Scales Jr.; four sisters, Elizabeth Gilley, Maxine Craig, Carolyn Scales and Mary Morton-McKay.
She is survived by three sons, Larry Frederick Patterson (Marty), Robert Eugene Patterson and Joseph Wayne Patterson (Anjie); three sisters, Ethel Menefee of Henderson, Nevada, Leona Scales of Sacramento, California and Elaine Risby of Topeka, Kansas; eight grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren as well as a host of nieces, nephews and friends.


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Visitation

Friday

13

Jul

10:00 AM
Asbury Mt. Olive Church

1196 SW Buchanan St.
Topeka, Kansas 66604

Service

Friday

13

Jul

11:00 AM
Asbury Mt. Olive Church

1196 SW Buchanan St.
Topeka, Kansas 66604

Cemetery Details

Location

Mount Hope Cemetery

4700 SW 17th Street
Topeka, Kansas 66604

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