In memory of
Ruth O'Neal Woolery, 89, of Wichita, passed away on Saturday (Aug. 25, 2018) at the ComfortCare Home in Wichita. Ruth was the youngest of 13 children born to Jimmie Dee and Myrtle Pauline (Lofton) Curtis. She was born Jan. 17, 1929, in Hayti, Missouri. After graduating high school, Ruth joined the United States Army in 1950, serving in the Korean War in Japan as a stenographer until being honorably discharged in 1956. On May 25, 1962, she married Jack Woolery in Denver. Ruth worked as a paraprofessional educator for the school district in Kennett, Missouri, for several years. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jack; five brothers; and six sisters. She is survived by one sister, Loreese Saalwaechter; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 29, 2018) at Petersen Funeral Home, with family present from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Graveside Services with military honors will be 2 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 30, 2018) at Greenwood Cemetery in Newton. Memorials are suggested to Home Health of Kansas (Hospice) or the American Legion Post #2 and may be sent in care of Petersen Funeral Home, 215 N. Main, Newton, KS 67114. www.petersenfamilyfuneralhome.com.
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