Obit: Searls, Ruth J. (1925 - 2006)
Contact:  Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Searls, Buddinger, Krecji, Ware

----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, WI) November 1, 2006

Searls, Ruth J. (September 13, 1925 - October 26, 2006)

Ruth J. Searls, age 81, of Neillsville, died peacefully, Thursday morning October 26, 2006 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in the Palliative Care unit, with her daughter at her side.

Ruth was born September 13, 1925, in Granton, a daughter of Victor and Elsie (Buddinger) Krecji. Ruth attended school in the town of Granton and completed one year in a business school in Wausau.

On October 5, 1946, the former Ruth Krecji was united in holy marriage to Harold Searls in Clark County. The couple lived in Granton on the family farm where they raised their daughter and worked until Harold’s death in 1987. Ruth stayed on the farm until 2005 when she moved to the Memorial Home in Neillsville where she resided until her death.

Ruth was a charter member of Our Father’s House Church and a Sunday school teacher for many years; she loved playing cards, games of any sort, feeding birds, and she also enjoyed crafts. She especially enjoyed collecting rocks and sharing them with her family and friends.

Ruth is lovingly survived by her daughter, Janice (Steve) Ware, of Blue Earth, MN; and two grandchildren, Kevin and Kelly ware, of Rochester, MN.

Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 30, at Our Father’s house Church in Chili. Rev. Ronald Johnson officiated. Burial was in the Windfall Cemetery, Granton.

Serving as Pallbearers were Kevin Ware, Kelly Ware, Dan Blakey, Kevin Teters, Jim Vershowske and Jack Hunt.

Hansen Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.



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