Ruth Kay Stivers, 69, died Thursday, March 19, 2020.

Graveside services and military committal honors are at 2 p.m. Monday, April 13, at the Kansas Veterans Cemetery in Winfield. Miles Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

A memorial has been established in Ruth’s name for the Kansas Veterans Home. Online condolences can be made at

Ruth was born May 17, 1950, in Waterloo, Iowa. She was the oldest of three daughters.

Ruth served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, receiving an honorable discharge in 1993.

Survivors include her mother, Virginia Hocken; children, Nathan (Amanda) Stivers and Bobi Jo Stivers; grandchildren, Makensie, Cora, Lillyana and Nathaniel; and sisters, Ann (Jerry) Bigelow and Ada (Tony) Cole.

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