BIG BOW — Ethel Ruth Michael Seger, 87, a former resident of Ulysses and Garden City, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, from the effects of Alzheimers.
She was born Jan. 28, 1925, in McDonald County, Mo., to Mark Elmer and Rose Ann Adeline Watson Michael.
On Aug. 6, 1950, she married Robert Allan "Bob" Seger in Meade. They moved to the farm north of Big Bow in 1953. She worked from home for many years as a bookkeeper and then had Ruth's Bookkeeping and Income Tax Service and Variety Haus in Ulysses.
In addition to her husband, survivors include eight children, Karen Clyde of Hurricane, Utah, Bobbie Seger, Cheryl Hale and Robert Seger, all of Johnson City, Kathy Mortensen of Rexburg, Idaho, Earl and Merl Seger, both of Ulysses, and Verl Seger of Richmond, Texas; 45 grandchildren; and 74 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Mark Allan Seger; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; her parents; and 14 siblings.
Funeral will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel at Baughman and Maize in Ulysses. Burial will follow at Ulysses Cemetery.
A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Garnand Funeral Home in Ulysses and 8 to 9 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ulysses. Condolences may be sent at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com. Memorials are suggested to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint Humanitarian Aid Fund or the Alzheimer's Foundation, both in care of the funeral home, 405 W. Grant Ave., Ulysses, KS 67880.