American Veteran 07

Ruth Crane Larimore

December 4, 1923 ~ March 23, 2020 (age 96)


Ruth Crane Larimore, 96, formerly of Wellington, passed away Monday, March 23, 2020 at the Wichita Presbyterian Manor in Wichita, KS.

Private family graveside services and burial will soon be held at Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Wellington. No visitation is scheduled. Memorials have been established with American Legion Post 90, Avenue of Flags and the Wellington Humane Society PO Box 494, Wellington, KS 67152. Contributions can be left with the Shelley Family Funeral Home 704 N. Washington, Wellington, KS 67152. 

Ruth Crane Larimore was born on December 4, 1923 the daughter of Joseph and Florence (White) Crane in Wichita, Kansas. A graduate of Wichita North High School, Ruth was a veteran of WWII and a registered x-ray technician. She was united in marriage with Kenneth C. Larimore on June 10, 1961 in Wichita, Kansas.

Ruth was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, US Air Force Reserve (Master Sargent) and past Commander of the American Legion Post #90 in Wellington, KS. She was a member of Business and Professional Women, and a volunteer for American Red Cross blood drives and at Sumner County Medical Center.

A feisty red head, love of country and devotion to service were central to Ruth’s life. Being a great cook, she always brought home empty dishes from pot-luck dinners. Her roast mallard for holiday meals was legendary. The Larimore household on 9th street was the hub of neighborhood activity. She loved dogs, especially the dachshunds that always had a seat next to her in the car.

Ruth is survived by her sons: Charles (Ron) Larimore of Taos, New Mexico and Michael K. Larimore of South Pasadena, FL; brother, Jack Crane and sister-in-law Caroline Crane of Wichita, KS; three grandchildren, six great-grand-children and two great-great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Kenneth in 1985, son, Richard Larimore, a great grandson, 3 brothers: Ralph, Edwin and Lawrence Crane and a nephew and a niece.

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Private Services

Prairie Lawn Cemetery
1422 East Harvey Ave.
Wellington, KS 67152


American Legion Post 90
124 W. Lincoln, Wellington KS 67152

Avenue of Flags
PO Box 245, Wellington KS 67152

Wellington Humane Society
PO Box 494, Wellington KS 67152

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