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Ruby M. (Degenhardt) Antrim

Ruby M. (Degenhardt) Antrim, 80, Hays, died Monday, June 24, 2013, at Hays Medical Center.

She was born April 9, 1933, in Schoenchen to Casper and Margaret (Urban) Degenhardt.

She married Seth R. Antrim in October 1953 in Hays. He preceded her in death Oct. 12, 2008. She dedicated her life to her family and church. Throughout the years, she embraced her family responsibilities with meticulous care for her home and guidance for her children. When the need arose, and the security of her family was at stake, her determination and tenacity led her to a 30-year career with J.C. Penney in Lakewood, Colo., transferring to Hays, in 1977. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church, Lakewood. She was one of the first Eucharistic ministers to distribute communion and participate in the leadership of the church. After her arrival in Hays, she continued her faithful commitment to Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church as a member of the funeral and church cleaning committees. She will be remembered as a joyful servant to her family, friends, coworkers and church.

Survivors include a son, Seth S. Antrim, Hays; four daughters, Charlotte Hutchings and husband, Walt, Kansas City, Mo., Laurie Shaw and husband, Mike, Plano, Texas, Linda Antrim, Ellis, and Tracey Ormsby and husband, Rick, Poncha Springs, Colo.; two brothers, Vernon Degenhardt and wife, Virginia, Branson, Mo., and Kenneth Degenhardt and wife, Jill, Mulvane; two sisters, Cleo Kline, Hays, and Sylvia Kruse and husband, Dave, Selden; eight grandchildren, Alexandra Hutchings, Layna Ormsby, Jessica Ormsby, Dillon Ormsby, Ian Shaw (Laura), Trent Shaw, Hope Antrim and Mara Farr (Jackson); and five great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Landon Farr, Noah Ormsby, D'Mitri Ormsby and Avery Shaw.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Larry Degenhardt; a sister, Viola "Effie" Fiffe; and a grandchild, Bryce Shaw.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 18th and Vine, Hays; private family inurnment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hays.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Friday, both at Cline's Mortuary of Hays, 1919 E. 22nd, Hays, KS 67601.

A vigil will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary.

Memorials are suggested to Community Assistance Center of Hays or Victoria Food Pantry in care of the mortuary.

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