Mary Ruth Lansford, age 90 of Linn, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at Republic Nursing and Rehab in Republic, MO.
Mary Ruth was born March 7, 1925, in Linn, a daughter to the late Guy and Nola (Branson) Vaughan.
Mary Ruth was a 1943 graduate of Linn High School.
On November 15, 1947, she was united in marriage to Charles E. Lansford in Harrison, Arkansas. He preceded her in death on November 5, 1988.
Mary Ruth was a homemaker in addition she worked for the REA, Vogel Insurance, Osage County Draft Board, Linn Public School as a secretary and the Soil Conservation Office as well as volunteering at the Osage County Library.
Mary Ruth was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church where she served as the church pianist, VFW Post #4756 Ladies Auxiliary, Order of the Eastern Star, and the Osage County Historical Society.
She loved researching family history, providing transportation to friends for doctor's appointments and shopping, summer picnics and church socials. Mary Ruth loved the town of Linn and its surrounding creeks and rivers.
Mary Ruth is survived by: two sons, Charles Lansford and his wife Barbara of Springfield and David Lansford and his wife Nina of Linn; one sister, Tonie Turner of Columbia; two grandchildren, Brady D. Lansford and Nathan Lansford; seven step-grandchildren; one great grandchild, Jacob M. Lansford; ten step-great grandchildren; brother-in-law, Raymond Lansford of Columbia; as well as many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and spouse of 40 years, she was preceded in death by: a grandchild, Jessica Lansford; a sister, Esther Ann Fowler; one niece and one nephew.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Monday, March 16, 2015, at Morton Chapel in Linn. A VFW Ladies Auxiliary service will be held at 11:30am.
Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, March 16, 2015, at Morton Chapel with Rev. Floyd Gudde officiating. Interment will follow in Linn Public Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. John's United Methodist Church or Osage County Historical Society.