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Jean " Chrisman" Rutz
Mercer Funeral Home in Holton
Goff, KS

Jean “Chrisman” Rutz, 88, of Goff, KS passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Midland Hospice House. She was born November 5, 1930 in rural Goff, the daughter of Vern and Pearl (Merritt) Monhollon.

Jean attended Goff High School. She worked at Slimaker Dress Factory for 25 years. Jean worked at Sharps for 10 years and at the Coach House for 8 years.

Jean was a member of Women’s Auxiliary. She also played the piano for multiple churches and functions including Circleville Christian Church, Soldier Christian Church, and Holton Christian Church.

Jean married Clifford Chrisman on December 31, 1947 in Goff. She was preceded in death by Clifford after celebrating 40 years of marriage. Jean then remarried Tom Rutz in January of 1989 on a farm in Soldier. She was preceded in death by Tom in 1999 after celebrating 10 years of marriage.

Survivors include her children, Vickie McGee (Mike) of Hoyt, KS, Marcella Ingels (Sally) of Cummings, KS, Sharon Chrisman Bailey (Scott) of Goff, KS, Gwen Mutschelknaus (Gary) of Tecumseh, KS, and Jim Ludlow (Penny) of Soldier, KS; Sisters, Pat Smith of Bloomfield, KY, and JoAnn Hollis of Hiawatha, KS. She is also survived by her 9 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister Teene Kerr of Indiana; and sister-in-law’s Mary Nott of Wetmore, KS, and Juanita Pierce of Topeka, KS.

Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial will be at a later date at the Holton Cemetery. Family will greet friends 1 hour prior to the service. Memorials may be given to the Holton Christian Church c/o Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.

To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.mercerfuneralhomes.com.

 


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