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Ruthanna Kimmi

Ruthanna Elizabeth Kimmi (Handke)

Wednesday, April 6th, 1927 - Friday, July 31st, 2020
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Obituary

Ruthanna E. Kimmi, 93, of Atchison KS died Friday morning, July 31, 2020 at the Atchison Senior Village.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at the Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. Robert Ziegler officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunset Memory Gardens, Atchison. The family will receive friends from 10:00 am until time of service on Tuesday at the church. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Trinity Lutheran Church Kitchen Fund and may be sent in care of the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home who is handling the arrangements. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.

Ruthanna was born on April 6, 1927 in Atchison, KS the daughter of Henry and Hulda (Winkler) Handke. She graduated from Atchison High School in 1944. She worked as a clerk for the JC Penney Store and then for many years as a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. Ruthanna was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, where she helped with funeral dinners, quilting, and attended Morning Break. She was also a member of the former Shepherds Center, and the Atchison Hospital Auxiliary. She also worked on Saturdays for the former Atchison County Auction Company in the cafeteria. Ruthanna enjoyed painting, quilting, crocheting, her poodle dogs, and working outside.

She was married to Walter “Dale” Kimmi on May 24, 1953 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Atchison, KS. Mr. Kimmi preceded her in death on May 26, 2001. Her parents, a daughter Sandy, Kimmi, (Feb 1973) , two brothers, Wilbur and Lewis Handke, and a sister, Henrietta Franklin, also preceded her in death. Survivors include a daughter, Cheryl Kimmi, Atchison, KS.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Trinity Lutheran Church
    Address
    603 N. 8th St.
    ATCHISON, KS 66002
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Trinity Lutheran Church
    Address
    603 N. 8th St.
    ATCHISON, KS 66002
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Robert Ziegler
  • Interment

    Location
    Sunset Memory Gardens-Atchison
    Address
    Corp. Office: 800 Kansas Ave
    10254 K Hwy 7
    ATCHISON, KS 66002
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Shannon Ellerman

Posted at 11:38am
What a privilege to have known this Angel of a woman. Ruthanna, Thank You for sharing your faith and family with me. I will always remember your smile. Rest in Peace and save me a seat.
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