Ruth Mae (Carstens) Bainter, 89, Hoxie, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, at Sheridan County Health Complex Long Term Care.

She was born Nov. 28, 1928, northwest of Jennings to Henry and Lottie (Benda) Carstens.

She married Gayle C. Bainter on Jan. 1, 1947, in Topeka. She was an appraiser in Decatur County.

Survivors include her husband, Hoxie; two sons, Warren Bainter, Oberlin, and Wesley Bainter, Hoxie; a daughter, Judy Gaumer, Oberlin; a sister, Joann Manico, Troy, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at United Methodist Church; burial in Hoxie City Cemetery.

Visitation will be be from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday at Mickey-Leopold Funeral Home, Hoxie.

Memorials are suggested to McGraw United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.

Condolences can be sent to the family at