Ruth Dell Davis, 81, of Olathe, KS, passed away Sept. 10, 2019 at The Rose Estates, Overland Park, KS. Cremation. Public memorial 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Sun., Oct. 27, 2019 at Olathe Community Center - Room B, 1205 E. Kanss City Rd., Olathe, KS 66061. Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com
Ruth was born at home on Dec. 13, 1937 in Edgerton, KS to Melvin Frank and Dorothy Dell (Strickland) DeNoon. She grew up in the Gardner/Edgerton area moving to Olathe in 1952. Ruth was a 1955 graduate of John P. St. John Memorial High School in Olathe. She married Jack L. Davis, Sr. on March 3, 1956 in Olathe. Ruth was a retail store manager for the EZ Shoppe Convenience Store in Olathe. She was a member of the Volunteer Ladies Auxiliary for the Olathe Fire Department and the Prairie Center Volunteer Fire Auxiliary for many years. Ruth enjoyed puzzle books, reading and attending events with her grandchildren and family. She will be dearly missed by family and friends.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Bill DeNoon and son-in-law, Richard Powell. She is survived by her husband, Jack, Overland Park, KS; children: Deborah Powell, Leawood, KS, Diane (Bob) Fisher, Oak Grove, MO, Jack Davis, Jr., Mountain View, MO, Donna (Larry) Ristau, Shawnee, KS, Thomas (Jennie) Davis, Imlay City, MI, Denise Massey, Olathe, KS and Darcy (Steve) Nendza, Oak Forest, IL; sisters: Fran Clarensau, Midloathian, TX and Helen Lockey, Gardner, KS; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.