Ruth Elaine O'Hara

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Ruth Elaine O'Hara

Ruth O'Hara was born in High Prairie Township on March 21, 1935 to John and Augusta (Kern) Martens and passed on October 20, 2021 in Tonganoxie, KS. She was a second child with a brother 12 years older. She talked about not have any electricity on the farm until she was 13 and that they never had a phone. Truthfully she was 2 miles to school in Jarbelo. Ruth's nick name was "Boots". On the farm she a pet turkey name Sambo and a horse named Rex.

After graduating from IMAC in Leavenworth she married Jim O'Hara and that had one daughter, Theresa.

Ruth's nickname was changed to "Scarlett" by her best friends. She had a variety of occupations over her lifetime; telephone operator, window dresser for downtown JC Penny's, owned her own florist shop where she did many weddings and also for Fuller Art Gallery.

Ruth enjoyed performing in plays and danced and sang at Hollywood Theater as well as Fort Leavenworth to entertain her friends. She also sang with the Heritage Singers, took cooking classes, and belonged to the Historical Society. She loved to travel and went to the Palace of Versailles in France. An avid gardener she belonged to 11 garden clubs. She held several offices over time with the Leavenworth Garden Club. Ruth was an active member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

Posted online on November 07, 2021

Published in Leavenworth Times

Obituaries in Leavenworth, KS | Leavenworth Times

Ruth Elaine O'Hara

Neptune Society

Ruth Elaine O'Hara

Ruth O'Hara was born in High Prairie Township on March 21, 1935 to John and Augusta (Kern) Martens and passed on October 20, 2021 in Tonganoxie, KS. She was a second child with a brother 12 years older. She talked about not have any electricity on the farm until she was 13 and that they never had a phone. Truthfully she was 2 miles to school in Jarbelo. Ruth's nick name was "Boots". On the farm she a pet turkey name Sambo and a horse named Rex.

After graduating from IMAC in Leavenworth she married Jim O'Hara and that had one daughter, Theresa.

Ruth's nickname was changed to "Scarlett" by her best friends. She had a variety of occupations over her lifetime; telephone operator, window dresser for downtown JC Penny's, owned her own florist shop where she did many weddings and also for Fuller Art Gallery.

Ruth enjoyed performing in plays and danced and sang at Hollywood Theater as well as Fort Leavenworth to entertain her friends. She also sang with the Heritage Singers, took cooking classes, and belonged to the Historical Society. She loved to travel and went to the Palace of Versailles in France. An avid gardener she belonged to 11 garden clubs. She held several offices over time with the Leavenworth Garden Club. Ruth was an active member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

Posted online on November 07, 2021

Published in Leavenworth Times