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Ruth Ann Grothjan

Died: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Age: 91
Ruth Ann Grothjan, 91, a resident of Wamego, passed away Wednesday, April 30 at the Good Shepherd Hospice House of Manhattan.

Ruth was born on her family farm near Wamego on March 14, 1923, the daughter of Julius C. and Alberta K. (Vinnedge) Sauer. She attended Wamego schools and graduated from Wamego High School in 1941.

She was united in marriage to Milus Joseph Grothjan on May 20, 1946 in Wamego. He preceded her in death in August of 1976.

Ruth was a lifetime member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, and was very active in the Wamego Senior Citizens. She worked at Valley Vista Good Samaritan Society for over 35 years as a Medical Aid and a C.N.A. She also enjoyed driving a school bus for the Wamego School District from 1957 until 1987.

Ruth enjoyed her flowers and gardening, and time traveling. She also was an avid reader, played bingo and pitch, and especially loved being with her family.

Survivors include her two daughters: Kathy Reddy (Mike) of Wellsville, Kan., and Julie Hammett (Brad) of Wamego; one sister: Esther Weixelman of Wamego; 7 grandchildren: Michael Reddy, Jessica Zeck, Beth Abraham, Brooke and Blake Hoerman, Brett and Brynn Hammett; 13 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by a sister, Janice Prockish.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 5, 2014 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church of Wamego. Mrs. Grothjan will lie in-state at Stewart Funeral Home of Wamego beginning at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, with family greeting friends during a visitation from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., and a Rosary recited at 7:30 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the St. Bernard’s Catholic Church or the Wamego Senior Center, and may be left in care of Stewart Funeral Home, Wamego, P.O. Box 48, 66547. Online condolences may be left at www.stewartfuneralhomes.com.
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