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Ruth Charlotte Hall Warfel

Female 1924 - 2017  (93 years)


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  • Name Ruth Charlotte Hall Warfel 
    Born 10 Feb 1924  Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 18 Mar 2017  Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 20 Mar 2017  Rossville Cemetery, Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I20669  Rossville
    Last Modified 21 Nov 2019 

    Father Adrian Lewis Hall 
    Mother Lottie Marie Hecht Hall 
    Family ID F7116  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Oscar Clempton Warfel,   b. 28 Mar 1917, Morrill, Brown County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1986, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 18 May 1940  Troy, Doniphan County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sharon A Warfel French
     2. Katherine Warfel Hammer McCarty
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2018 13:06:04 
    Family ID F5905  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Obituary- Warfel, Ruth
    Obituary- Warfel, Ruth
    Ruth Charlotte Warfel
    Ruth Charlotte Warfel, 93, Topeka, died Saturday, March 18, 2017, at her home. She was born February 10,1924, in Lincoln^ Nebraska, the daughter of Adrian Lewis and Lottie Marie (Hecht) Hall. Ruth graduated from Hiawatha High School and then worked for Goodyear in Lincoln where she helped line airplanes with rubber so that when a plane was shot the rubber would close the hole. She moved several times.

    From Lincoln she went to Salt Lake City where her Mother lived. Then they moved to Topeka in order for her husband to go into the service. When in Topeka she worked for Sears and Roebuck in downtown Topeka, and loved working there. She worked in the Menís Department, Childrenís Department, Catalog Department, and Ladies Wear. In 1949, Ruth and Oscar bought their home at 2345 Wayne and she stayed home and raised her family. She graduated from cosmetology school and worked at Manfordís Beauty Salon for eleven years before opening Ruthís Beauty Salon at Sixth and Washburn. Due to health problems she sold her shop and started traveling with the Good Sams Camping Group. After her husband passed away she went to work at Washburn University in the cafeteria cis a cashier and worked there for 18 years.

    She was a member of Lowman United Methodist Church; Helena Chapter # 210, Order of the Eastern Star (60 year member); and Trinity Shrine # 7, Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem.

    Ruth was married to Oscar Warfel on May 18,1940, at Troy, Kansas. He preceded her in death on April 13,1986.

    Surviving are two daughters: Kathy McCarty of Burlingame, and Sharon French (Laird) of Rossville; siblings: Lucille Marie Bentley of Rulo, NE, Margaret Rose Darby of Salt Lake City, UT, Vonia Grace Brooks of St. George, UT, and Glen Arthur Hall of Nevada; five grandchildren: Harry Hammer III of Rossville, Teresa Lowe of Wichita, Nancy Stine (Marty) of Seneca, PA, Shawn French of Topeka, and Charlotte Brunin (Derek) Rossville; and several great-grandchildren.

    Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM, Monday, March
    20, 2017, at Penwell-Gabel Parker-Price Chapel, 245 NW Independence Avenue, Topeka, followed by Eastern Star Services conducted by Helena Chapter # 210, OES. Interment will be in Rossville Cemetery.

    Ruth will lie in state after 4:00 PM, Sunday, at the funeral chapel where the family will receive friends from 5:00 to 6:30 PM.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Helena Chapter # 210, OES, 909 NW Lyman Road, Topeka, KS 66608 or Alzheimerís Association, 3625 SW 29th Street, Suite 102, Topeka, KS 66614.

    To leave a special message for the family online, visit www.PenwellGabelTopeka.com.