Ruth Elder, 99, Russell, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, at Wheatland Nursing Center, Russell.
She was born May 14, 1921, in Hardin, Ray County, Mo., to William Albert and Margaret Elizabeth (Kennedy) Schooling.
She married Phillip Lopez in 1939. She later married Vern Elder. He preceded her in death in 1979. She worked at Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas in Hays.
Survivors include a son, Carlos Lopez, Clarkesville, Ga.; a grandson; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Ramona Hutchinson.
A private graveside service will be held by the family in Grand Center Cemetery, i rural Waldo, Kansas. There will be no viewing or public service.
Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary , Russell, is in charge of arrangements.
Posted online on December 01, 2020