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Linn County News

Published Feb. 3, 2021


Ruth Marian Curry, 96, La Cygne, Kan., went to be with her heavenly father on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021. She was born on Sept. 20, 1924, the daughter of Charles A. and Greeta Gove Lee in Springfield, Vt. Her family moved to Chicago, Ill., in 1929 where she went to school with Steve Allen and graduated with Mel Torme. Shortly after graduation she met the love of her life, Howard Curry. They married Oct. 7, 1942, a union that lasted seventy-two years. To this union six children were born, Joy Quinoes, Julia Fisher, Janet Davis (Andy), Bob Curry (Paulette), Bill Curry (Joy), Bud Curry (M’Liss); nineteen grandchildren; forty-five great-grandchildren; and twenty-four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Bill Lee; sister, Gweneth Loncahr; husband Howard Curry; daughter Joy Quinoes; and granddaughter, Kathy Dougherty. 

Ruth was very active in the Calvary Baptist Church as a song leader, starting the pantry, Ruth Circle and Broadway Cafe. She enjoyed crocheting and crafts and cooked many turkey steaks for football and basketball teams that Howard coached. The players still talk about those turkey steaks. Ruth will be remembered for always being happy with a smile on her face. She was quite the wonderful lady and will be missed very much by all who knew her. 

Funeral service will be 10 am Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, at the Calvary Baptist Church. Burial in the Oak Lawn Cemetery. Individual respects and guest registry can be made from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, followed by visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, La Cygne Chapel. Contributions are suggested to St Jude Children’s Hospital, c/o Schneider Funeral Home, P.O. Box 304, La Cygne, Kan., 66040. Online condolences can be left at  


Janice Ann Leasure Woodrum ~ 05-04-1948 to 03-05-2023


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Lewis Michael Wilson ~ 08-13-1952 to 03-05-2023


Linn County News Published March 15, 2023   Lewis Michael Wilson, age 70, Pleasanton, Kan., formerly of La Cygne, Kan., passed Sunday March 5, 2022. Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, March 16, 2023, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, La Cygne Chapel.... [More]

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