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Ruth Niemann
Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison
Rushville, MO

Ruth Niemann, 91, of Rushville, MO died on Wednesday, Jan. 31st, 2024, at her daughter- home at Sugar Lake, Rushville, MO.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, Feb. 7th, 2024, at Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. Marty Reed officiating. Burial will follow in the Nortonville Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services (10:00 - 11:00 am), Wednesday, Feb. 7th, 2024, at the church. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Trinity Lutheran School Grant Fund and may be sent in care of the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, who is entrusted with her services. Condolences to the family may be left online at

Ruth was born on Dec. 23, 1932, in Atchison, KS, the daughter of Jerry and Mary Louise (Short) Flynn. She was one of twelve siblings in her family. Ruth graduated from Nortonville High School in 1951.

She was married to Junior Niemann on Sept. 30, 1951. Mr. Niemann preceded her in death on July 7, 1991. Ruth was a housewife and homemaker until later in life when she worked in the food service and then fleet services for Trans World Airlines in Kansas City for approx. 20 years. She was also a Foster Mom for many years. “As a young farm wife, she spent most of her time milking the cows and dressing hundreds of chickens that they raised to feed her family. Ruth always had an exceptional garden and loved planting flowers. Later in life if she wasn’t in her yard working, you would find Ruth puttin around on her pontoon at the lake and loved to have family gatherings. Due to the love of her family, she was always plagued with thoughts of her childhood and her brothers and sisters, who were separated at a very young age. As a grown woman, she was determined to reunite with her siblings. After 55 years of extensive searching, 6 of the 12 siblings were reunited at her home in Sugar Lake. Through all of her adversities, she still managed to put her faith above all else.”

Ruth was an active member of the Trinity Lutheran Church where she served on the Altar Guild, in the church choir, on the Fellowship Committee, the Flower Committee, as a Kennedy Caller for the Evangelism Committee. She assisted with Loaves & Fishes program, and attended Pastor- Adult Bible Class, Morning Break, and several Team classes.

Survivors include two sons Dennis C. (Carol) Niemann, Rushville, MO, and Steven C. (Mary Ann) Niemann, Pensacola, FL, two daughters Cheryl A. Lanter, Rushville, MO and Pamela S. (Dennis) Lutz, Rushville, MO, two sisters Geraldine Davis, Duncan, OK and Kathy Bybee, Independence, MO, ten grandchildren, twenty-six great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Her parents, seven brothers, Roger, Francis, Jerry, Leonard, Michael, Jack, and Larry Flynn and two sisters Althea Futter, and Sally Perraut preceded her in death.