A graveside service and interment was held Friday, October 18, 2019, at Center Grove Cemetery, Westboro, Missouri, for Ruth Elaine Henning. Services were under the direction of Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio, Missouri.

Ruth, the eldest of four children, was born in Martin, South Dakota, on December 1, 1928, to Ralph and Edith (Thenell) Roberts. She graduated from Westboro High School, Westboro, Missouri, in 1946, and married Bill Henning in 1947. They had four children – Judy, Jerry, Jon and Julie. Ruth and Bill later divorced.

Ruth went on to live in Brownsville, Texas, Clovis, New Mexico, and Yuma, Arizona, before returning to Tarkio in 2008. She was a woman of strong faith, was involved in her church, and enjoyed gardening, cooking and spending time with family and close friends. Ruth passed away October 13, 2019, at Community Hospital-Fairfax, Fairfax, Missouri, at the age of 90.

Besides her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her brother, David Roberts. She is survived by her brother, Richard (Carolyn) Roberts of Mound City, Missouri, and sister, Carol Ann Hartwell of Muskogee, Oklahoma; her daughters, Judy Carnahan of Tarkio, and Julie (Carlos) Moreno of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; her sons, Jerry (Debra) Henning of Tarkio, and Jon (Irene) Henning of Westboro; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Online condolences may be left at www.minterfuneralchapels.com.