Ruth Louise Forge, 101, Leavenworth, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019.
Ruth Louise Forge, 101, Leavenworth, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. She passed peacefully surrounded by her family. She was born Aug. 20, 1918, in Nortonville, Kansas, the second of eight children to John J. and Cecilia (Bertels) Weishaar.
On June 6, 1939, Ruth married the love of her life, Andrew J. Forge, at St. Joseph Church in Leavenworth. He preceded her in death after 65 years of marriage. She was also preceded in death by her parents; four sisters; one brother; and a son-in-law.
Ruth is survived by her three daughters, Mary (Roger) Turner, Susan (Don, deceased) Israel and Lynda (Ron) Rogacki; seven grandchildren, Lisa, Todd, Kathy, Kelly, Chris, Erin and Gentry; many great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was a devout catholic and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church for 80 years.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, at St. Joseph Church. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday, at the church, with Rev. David McEvoy, O.Carm., as celebrant. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph Church.