Ruth Bell Huff
Funeral services for Ruth Bell Huff, 64, De Soto, were Monday, Feb. 23, at the Sweeney Reser-Wills Funeral Home, Marshall, Mo., with the Rev. Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Marshall, Mo.
Mrs. Huff died Friday, Feb. 20, 2004, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center.
She was born July 20, 1939, in Dallas County, Mo., the daughter of George Dewey Simmons Sr., and Sylvia (Pummill) Simmons. She moved to De Soto from Marshall in 1967.
Mrs. Huff had worked at Con Agra Frozen Food, International Shoe, Twin City Tool and Bonner Swisher Manufacturing before her retirement.
She was a member of the Gill Memorial Baptist Church in Marshall.
She married William E. Huff on Nov. 16, 1956, in Marshall, Mo. He survives of the home.
Other survivors include a son, William C. Huff, Earth City, Mo.; a daughter, Debra D. Whitaker, of the home; three brothers, George D. Simmons Jr., Delano "Doc" Simmons, and Carl D., Simmons, all of Marshall; three sisters, Nancy Simmons Miller, Gilliam, (Mo.), Vera L. Huesgen, Fulton, (Mo.), and Carol I. Johns, St. James, (Mo.); three grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Two brothers, two sisters and two grandchildren preceded her in death.