Archive for Thursday, March 11, 2004

Ruth O. Lynn


March 11, 2004

Services for Ruth Olive Lynn, 91, Lenexa, were Tuesday, March 9, at Monticello United Methodist Church. Burial was at Old Monticello Cemetery.
Mrs. Lynn died Friday, March 5, 2004, at Olathe Medical Center.
She was born Jan. 26, 1913, in Kansas City, Kan., the daughter of C.V. and Bertha Milam Scoville. She moved to a farm in western Shawnee when she was 7. She attended Shawnee Mission Rural High School and graduated from Pittsburg State Teachers College.
Mrs. Lynn and her husband owned a dairy farm in Shawnee from 1945 to 1967 before moving to their Olathe farm. They retired from dairy farming in 1979.
She returned to teaching in 1955 at Virginia School, a one-room schoolhouse where she taught for seven years. She then continued teaching at De Soto Elementary School for 10 years. She transferred to Woodsonia to teach second grade. She retired in 1975, receiving a University of Kansas service award for 25 years of teaching.
She was a member of the Shawnee United Methodist Church and Monticello United Methodist Church, where she sang in the church's choir for 51 years and performed annually in the church's dinner theater productions. She was also financial secretary-treasurer for 14 years at Monticello United Methodist Church, a member of the United Methodist Women's group, and a Sunday school teacher. She was chairwoman of the Pony Express Campaign Drive.
Mrs. Lynn was a member of the Johnson County Retired Teachers Association; Past President's Organization; Shawnee Mission Indian Historical Society; pinochle clubs; Wednesday women's lunch bunch; and National Federation of Republican Women. She served as a polling official and was a Campfire Girl leader and 4-H leader. She also participated in many Relay for Life walks as a cancer survivor and walked to support the Down Syndrome Guild.
Mrs. Lynn was a quilter and a member of the Mary-Martha Circle for many years.
She married Lloyd Lynn on June 18, 1939, at the Shawnee Methodist Church. He died in April 1979.
Survivors include a daughter, Lynda Lou Anderson, Drexel, Mo.; and two sons, Lloyd Lynn Jr., Gardner, and John Lynn, Olathe; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to Monticello United Church or Crosslines, sent in care of the church, 23860 W. 75th St., Shawnee 66227.

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