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Ruthie L. Herod, 81, of Gladstone, and formerly of Ray County, died at 6:55 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008, at the Riverside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Riverside, Mo.
Mrs. Herod was born May 18, 1926 in Ray County, the daughter of Perry and Pearl (O’Dell) Danner. She married John William Herod of Richmond, on Feb. 9, 1944; he preceded her in death on Feb. 25, 1988.
Mrs. Herod was a seamstress for Dunhill Shirt Factory in Lexington, for several years. She was a member of the Richmond United Methodist Church. She lived most of her life in Ray County before moving to Kansas City three years ago.
Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Wayne Herod and his wife, Lori, of Kansas City; one brother, Simon Danner of Leavenworth, Kan.; four grandchildren and their spouses, Kim Haley, Amy Willmon and her husband, John, Becky Sams and her husband, Chris, and Andrew Herod and his wife, Nicole; eight great-grandchildren, Jordan and Megan Haley, Tanner Willmon, Lauren and Cooper Sams, Lucy, Ryann and Charles Herod.
In addition to her parents and husband, two brothers, Jesse Danner and Melvin Danner, preceded her in death.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Thurman Funeral Home, in Richmond. Funeral services will immediately follow the visitation at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Richmond Memory Gardens in Richmond.
Arrangements are under the direction of Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond.