Ruth Lisk


Ruth Coe Lisk, 92, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at Garden Valley Retirement Village in Garden City.

Ruth Coe Lisk, 92, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at Garden Valley Retirement Village in Garden City.

She was born April 18, 1920, at Bridgeport, Conn., to Frederick A. and Elizabeth O'Connell Coe.

She married Burton Roy Lisk on Oct. 31, 1946, at Bridgeport. He preceded her in death on Dec. 23, 2001.

She was the secretary for the Department Of Children's and Youth Services for the State of Connecticut before retiring when she was 64 and moving to Loveland, Colo. In 1993, she moved to Garden City, where she and her husband were reading volunteers at Victor Ornelas Elementary School.

She is survived by a daughter, Martha A. Lisk, Garden City; and a sister, Dr. Charlotte R. Coe, Enfield, Conn.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one sister, Mary Coe.

Vigil service will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City.

Mass of the Resurrection will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Garden City. Burial will be at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City.

Visitation with family present will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Garnand Funeral Home.

Memorials can be given to Books On The Bus Reading Program or Burton R. and Ruth E. Lisk Scholarship Fund at Garden City Community College, in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 412 N. Seventh St., Garden City, KS 67846.

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