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Dupree, Ruth

Dupree, Ruth

November 27, 1923 — July 19, 2019

Ruth Dupree, 95, passed away peacefully at home on July 19, 2019. Funeral services will be Saturday August 10, 2019, 2pm at Colonial Presbyterian Church 9500 Wornall Road Kansas City, MO 64114. Ruth was born the oldest of seven children on November 27, 1923 in Chicago, IL. Her parents were Edgar H. Fey and Helen (Kwaitkowski) Fey. Siblings include Ed Fey (deceased), Joan Winthers (deceased), Ronald Fey (deceased), Sid Fey (Kathy), Susan Fey, and Jon Fey (Jan). Ruth was preceded in death by her husband Phillip Jean Dupree (6-1-2010). They were married September 7, 1946 and were together 63 years. Survivors include her daughter Jan Batts (Fred), daughter Jeanne Ambrose, nephew Ronald Fey, niece Cindy Fey (Randy Palmer). Deceased niece Nancy Fey and nephew Christopher Fey. Grandchildren Becky (Kevin), Andrea (David), Michael (Mariah), Stephanie (Charles), Anthony, Danielle (Ricardo), Mia, Nora, Maggie (Brad), and Chloe. Great grand kids Kelley, Nicholas, Samantha, Jamie Ruth, Nola, Damian, Remington, and Caroline. Ruth loved life and her family. She was always on the go with a new adventure around the corner. Whether it was taking the grandkids to a Paul Mesner puppet show, playing clown bingo, gardening, cooking or cheering on her Royals Ruth was always living life to the fullest. Her home was a gathering place for holidays, birthdays, graduations and all around family fun. Ruth was very active at her church. She was a charter member of Colonial Presbyterian Church since 1953. She enjoyed giving her time serving the Lord. A special thanks to Emily. Her loving spirit and kind heart made Ruth’s journey easier. A big hug to Rosie, who was always by Ruth’s side as a great comfort and friend. Thanks to Mike. Words can’t say enough. Memorials are suggested to Heartland Hospice Care 4731 S. Cochise Drive, Suite 120, Independence MO, 64055, 816-943-1798.

Service Information

Funeral services will be Saturday August 10, 2019, 2pm at Colonial Presbyterian Church 9500 Wornall Road Kansas CIty Mo, 64114.

Dupree, Ruth's Guestbook

My life will be forever change by the loss of this amazing woman. Grandma you had a selfless, loving, kind and caring spirit that was an inspiration to me and my family. I can only hope to become half the person you were. You were the glue that held our huge family together. Thank you for adopting each of the children God guided to your loving arms when, due to unexpected circumstances, they were each left lost & alone. Without your love & support our entire family would've been incomplete and longing for a sense of belonging. It was through the love you & Grandpa shared that our family was created. You & Grandpa allowed each of us to become the people we were meant to be. Your legacy will live on through the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren you've guided and loved. Thank you for welcoming each of us & fostering an environment of love, growth and acceptance. I miss you! I love you & I appreciate the time you'd spent assuring me that you'd still be watching over us. It truly has provided some comfort during this unbelievably difficult time! In jest we'd all laugh and sing while playing cards & currently I feel like I've "lost my noodles" without you!

Becky Grigsby

My mom and Ruth were good friends, and mom passed away at 95 on Christmas Day, 2015. She had tried to keep in touch with Ruth for the latter years, yet it was hard for both. They both were Colonial Presbyterian members, for a long time, then mom (Carolyn Irminger) moved from 205 W. Red. Bridge about 25 years ago, to Lee's Summit, MO where she found a new townhome development being built. She was happy to have something new and smaller, as the property on Red Bridge was getting hard for her to keep up. So at 70 years old, she left the home she had lived in for 45 years. Ruth and mom kept up with news and called each other, and met for lunches occasionally. Ruth was a very fine woman, as I recall. I babysat for her when I was young, and my best memory was of my good friend, Valita Sturgess, calling me when I was babysitting for the Duprees to say her dad had died. When Phil and Ruth got home, they insisted on going over to the Sturgess' home, which was off Wornall Road, (Mr. Sturgess was a Presbyterian Minister) to pray and be with the family for awhile. It was very helpful to have that support, as at 16 or so, you don't know what to say to a friend who has just lost her dad. I am saddened by this news of Ruth's death, yet know she loved the Lord. She is with Him in Eternity. She had quite an influence on many family members I know, and gave of herself in many ways. Bless the family as they grieve this loss, yet also celebrate the love and joy they had for years with Ruth. Truly, Sarah

Sarah (Irminger) Armour

Mrs. Dupree was always very kind & firm with me. She would include me on Sundays to go with the family to church & some family gatherings. She made me feel a part of her family. She opened her arms to others in their time of need. I am saddened by her passing but she was an Angel on earth and now one of God's Angels in Heaven. Blessing for her grieving family, keep your positive memories close. Sincerely, Kathy

Kathy Bethards

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