Shana Ruthstrom, Age 69

Shana Helene Ruthstrom, 69, Mankato, died Sunday, December 10, 2017 at the Jewell County Hospital. Shana was born on January 8, 1948 on her family farm in Oakhill, KS to Frederick and Eugeia (Chrzanowska) Kitchener. She attended Hammerli and Oakhill Grade Schools, then graduated from Longford Rural High School with the class of 1966. She attended Cloud Community College and Kay Valley Technical College, Topeka, where she received her nursing degree. Shana worked as an LPN for 46 years before retiring, caring for many patients throughout her career, working for Dr. Richard Carleton, Clay County Health Department, and Jewell County Hospital. She was a loving and devoted mother & grandmother.

Left to mourn her are her three children, Amy (Gary) Feigley of Enterprise, Kristin (Ervin) Underwood of Mankato, and Ben (Krista) Ruthstrom of Osborne; grandchildren Sam, Jacob, Aaron, and Allison Underwood, Alexa Frisbie, and Annika Ruthstrom; sister Trudy (Charles)Vingling of Winfield; many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers David & Brian.

Visitation will be Thursday, December 14, at Melby Mortuary, from 6-8 pm. Her funeral will be Friday, December 15 at 10:30 am at the Oakhill Presbyterian Church, Oakhill, KS. Final resting place will be at the Rose Meron Cemetery, also in Oakhill.

Memorials may be made to Jewell County Hospital, Activities Department; Oakhill Presbyterian Church; or Central & Western KS Chapter of Alzheimer's Association. Online condolences can be left at www.melbymortuary.com. Melby Mortuary, Mankato, KS, is in charge of arrangements.


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