Ruth Eleanor Cave

Ruth Eleanor Cave, 97, of Kearney, Mo., died peacefully on July 7, 2018.

Ruth was born March 26, 1921 to John T. and Julia Ann (Thomas) Massey in Gower, Mo.  She married Darrell L. Cave on October 4, 1940 and they were married over 73 years, until Darrell’s death in 2014.

Ruth held various jobs, retiring from the Social Security Administration after more than 20 years of service.  She loved sewing and making beautiful quilts, working in her flowers, and playing bridge.  She was a member of First Baptist Church of Kearney, Northland Quilt Guild, Kearney Green Thumb Club, and several bridge clubs.

Ruth was preceded in death by, not only her parents and Darrell, but also her three sisters, Thelma Kinder, Irene Massey, and Elsie Ackerman.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Anita and Don Duncan of Kearney; grandson and granddaughter-in-law, David and Carrie Duncan; and great grandchildren, Benjamin, Catherine and William Duncan, all of Liberty.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 12, 2018 at First Baptist Church of Kearney with visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service.  Burial will follow service at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Kearney.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Preferred Hospice, 601 S. 13 Highway, Lexington, MO 64067.

Arrangements in care of Fry-Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Kearney.

Our Sincere Condolences

I’m so sorry for your loss. Ruth  went to the same church as my mom and dad Joyce and JD Waters and I loved her so much. She was so special. I am so sorry to hear she is gone from this world. I know it’s hard for all of the family. My heart goes out to each and everyone of you.
Joyce Etta Waters Lang

My heart goes out to Anita and the rest of the family. She was an incredible woman that was always going and doing great things…just like Darrel. Now Heaven will be a busier place too.
Roger Clemons

I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom, Anita. I’ll always remember your folks as good neighbors. My prayers are with you and your family during this time of loss and grief.
Janet Mayo