Published 1/19/2013 in ObituariesGARDEN CITY — Ruth Ann Plankenhorn, 80, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus, in Wichita.
She was born Oct. 27, 1932, to Thomas & Evelyn Duvall in Deerfield.
On June 3, 1950, she married Lonnie Lee Plankenhorn in Raton, N.M.
Mrs. Plankenhorn was a greeter and loss prevention employee for at Walmart
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; one brother, Robert Duvall; two sisters, Asyneth Martin and Leona Huber; and one great-granddaughter, Sara Plankenhorn.
Survivors include four sons, Ronnie Plankenhorn of Pink Hill, N.C., and Gary, Mike and Scott Plankenhorn, all of Garden City; three daughters, Linda Hinde of Garden City, Jennifer Truelove of Salado, Texas, and Lori Parker of Derby; one brother, Bill Paxson of Garden City; four sisters, Verna Chappell of Garden City, Darlene Van Campen of Pauls Valley, Okla., Catherine Knoll of Topeka and Theda Williams of Garden City; 18 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City. Burial will take place at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City.
Memorials are suggested to Finney County Humane Society, in care of Garnand Funeral Home.
Calling hours are from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Garnand Funeral Home
Condolences may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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It has been along time ago, my prayers are with you and yours.
Kim M. Larson
Posted by: Kim M. Larson on 1/26/2013
Ruthie was always kind to this north GC boy, even when Scott and I were in trouble. She will be missed dearly by all the folks she touched with her kindness and smile .
Posted by: Bill Hebrlee on 1/23/2013
Sorry to hear of Ruth's passing; she was a good friend. Keeping the family in my prayers.
Posted by: Marvelle Riggs Hoppe on 1/22/2013
Goodbye sweet lady
Ruthie was so much fun to work with at Walmart and her humour and happiness will be missed
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Posted by: melinda zimmerman on 1/22/2013
Goodbye sweet lady
Ruthie was so much fun to work with at Walmart and her humour and happiness will be missed. RIP dear lady.
Posted by: Velma J Campbell on 1/21/2013
Ruth will me missed!!
Lori and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss, your Mother was a doll, I enjoyed talking to her at Walmart, she kept me up to date on your whereabouts etc. She will be truely missed. My prayers are with you.
Posted by: Norma (Bates) Spangler on 1/21/2013
RIP Mrs. Plakenhorn. I pray for serenity and peace for the family during your time of sorrow.
Posted by: Mark Mayo on 1/21/2013
Mike-so sorry to hear about your Mom. Thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.
Posted by: rhonda (miller) deaver on 1/20/2013
so sorry for your loss.I worked with her at Walmart and what a wonderful lady she was will be greatly missed
Posted by: Marlene Smeltzer on 1/19/2013
I lived across the street from Lonnie (11th & Chestnut)when I was a child.
Posted by: Marolyn Burlin Chmelka on 1/19/2013
Lori, Linda, Scott and the entire Plankenhorn family, I am so very sorry for your loss. When we worked at Wal-Mart, she was funny and down to earth. She told it like it was--straight to the point. You are in my prayers.
Posted by: Cyndi Brown on 1/19/2013
I'm so sorry to learn about the passing of one of my good friends, she was so sweet, I had known her for over 50 years, she will be missed by all of us.
Posted by: Shirley (Flowers) Saloga on 1/19/2013