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Ruth Elvera Quiring Mueller Boese, 91

Posted 12/8/2017

Ruth Quiring Mueller Boese died Nov. 30, 2017, at Newton Medical Center.  

She was born Dec. 10, 1925, at Goessel, to Peter P. and Anna Reimer Quiring.  

Ruth was baptized in 1941, at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church in Goessel and attended Hochfeld Grade School, Goessel High School and Bethel College. 

Ruth married Ernest Mueller Aug. 10, 1945. Ruth and Ernie raised their family on a small farm east of Halstead.  Ernest died Feb. 5, 1966.  She married Paul L. Boese on Aug. 23, 1968. They ran the Newton Dairy Queen together until his death July 7, 1976.  Ruth then became a realtor in Newton.

Ruth had always loved the mountains of Colorado, and in 1980, she decided to pursue a long-held dream and moved to Woodland Park, Colorado.  Ruth also began her own business, “Gram’s Cookie Cutter,” selling decorated cookies.  In 1992, she made the decision to move back to Kansas, where she could be closer to family.  

Family was important.  She had a very close relationship to her siblings and their spouses. 

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; siblings Ernest Quiring (who died in infancy), Edna Cook Schmidt, Martha Wedel, Hilda Ratzlaff, Otto Quiring and Bertha Friesen; son David Boese, and by her great-grandson Maddox Crabtree.  

She is survived by her children, Patricia and Charles Friesen, Elaine Mueller, Jody Boese and Flo Rutherford, James and Melanie Mueller, Joan and Bruce Reed, and Paul Boese; seven grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.  

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 3 p.m. at Bethel College Mennonite Church in North Newton. 

A memorial in Ruth’s name has been established with Heifer International, 1 World Avenue, Little Rock, AR  72202.

Kenneth Lloyd Frey, 85

Posted 12/8/2017

Kenneth Lloyd Frey, 85, went home for Christmas on Nov. 30, 2017.  

Ken was born January 20, 1931, in Newton, to Mildor and Frieda (Schwartz) Frey. He passed away at Pine Village Retirement Center, Moundridge, Kansas. 

He was preceded in death by his life partner and wife Lois; his parents Mildor and Frieda Frey. 

He is survived by daughters Stephanie (Frey) Flaming and spouse Delbert, Wichita, Vickie (Frey) Unrau and spouse Lynel, Goessel, Joyce (Frey) Vaconcells and spouse Roger, Sykesville, Maryland; sons Emory Frey and spouse Rhonda, Clearwater, Russ (Russell) Frey and spouse Cindi, Hesston.

His greatest joy was his 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, granddaughters: Angela (Flaming) Heckrotte and spouse David, Ashley (Unrau) Bingham and spouse Andy, Kristin (Frey) Barber and spouse Kory, Monica (Frey) Fahrenholtz and spouse Sam,  Brianna (Unrau) Combs and spouse Preston, Kelcie (Frey) Spencer and spouse Riley and Megan Frey; grandsons: Chad Unrau and spouse Mindy, Scott Flaming and spouse Kristi, and Jason Frey; seven great-grandchildren: great-granddaughters Emily Flaming, Lucy Bingham and Kenslee Barber; great-grandsons Chase Barber, Kayden Spencer, Wyatt James Heckrotte, Silas Combs, and Sisters: Darlene Goering, Moundridge, Mildred Leeper, Hutchinson.

A Memorial service was held Dec. 6, at Hesston Mennonite Brethren Church.

A visitation was held Dec. 5 at Miller-Ott Funeral Home, Hesston.  

Memorials may be sent to His Helping Hands, Wichita in care of Ott Funeral Home, Hesston.