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Nelson, Ruth Mary

Nelson, Ruth Mary

June 9, 1931 — August 21, 2018

Ruth Mary (Forkenbrock) Schuver Nelson, 87, of Liberty, MO, passed away August 21, 2018, at Liberty Hospital with family at her side. Visitation will begin at 9:30 am, Rosary at 10:30 am and Mass of Christian burial at 11:00 am, on Tuesday, August 28, at St. James Catholic Church, Liberty. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the St. James Catholic Church Building Fund.

Ruth was born June 9, 1931, in Grandville, Iowa, the youngest of 11 children of Fred and Catherine (Diers) Forkenbrock. Along with her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her first husband, Art Schuver; sons, Steven Schuver and Dave Schuver; seven brothers and two sisters.

Ruth was a lifelong devout Catholic and a member of St. James parish and its Altar Society. She worked many years as a waitress and later retired from the Lathrop and Gage Law Firm at age 81.

Survivors include her husband, Ted Nelson; children, Phil Schuver (Mark Waite), Michael Schuver (Hylah), Diane Swift (Jim), Debbie Zellner (Ed), Bruce Nelson and Todd Nelson; seven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She also leaves a sister, Rita Delperdang and many nieces and nephews.

Service Information

Mass of Christian burial: 11AM, Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at St. James Catholic Church

Visitation: 9:30-11AM, Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at St. James Catholic Church

Burial in Resurrection Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri

Nelson, Ruth Mary's Guestbook

I am deeply saddened to learn of Ruth’ passing. I have fond memories of being in her house with Dave and Phil.

Carolina Arroyo

I will miss you so much Aunt Ruth. My prayers and love are with all of my family, may angels comfort everyone.

Christina D Doty (Nelson)

I will miss your zest for life and fun Aunt Ruth. Condolences to Uncle Ted and your family

Becky Polmanteer

I forgot to include Mike in our message. My apologies.

Gloria Richardson

Dear Ted, Phil, Diane, Debbie, Bruce and Todd, Our sincere condolences on the passing of Ruth. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Ruth and your family are very special to me. I will always remember and be thankful to Ruth and Ted for inviting me to join the family on trips to the lake, picnics, and family parties. These are some of my happiest memories. Ruth's strength and goodness will remain with me always. Love, Gloria and Billy

Gloria and Billy Richardson

Dear Phil, I was so sorry to read in Sunday's paper about your mother. Knowing how kind and caring you were to your brother during his final illness, I can only imagine how wonderful you were to your mother. I can see a family resemblance in both of you. I miss our days of planning special events, and your wonderful sense of humor. I enjoyed seeing you this summer at the City Market. We certainly had fun tending "the ladies" of the club. Bill Hathorne [email protected]

William Hathorne

So sad to hear of Ruth’s death. She was a special lady. I will miss all the good times I had with her. I offer you my heartfelt condolences. I remember fondly our visits with her when our daughter lived in Kansas City. Mrs. Gerry (Walt) Schuver Granville, Iowa

Gerry Schuver

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