In Loving Memory

Ruth E. Chamberlain

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June 13th, 1917 - August 12th, 2013


Saturday, September 7th, 2013   2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Elite Suites,
121 South Topeka Avenue,
Ness City KS 67560


Ruth E. Chamberlain, 96, Ness City, Kansas, formerly of Alexander, Kansas, died Monday, August 12, 2013, at Cedar Village, Ness City, Kansas.

Mrs. Chamberlain was born June 13, 1917, in Sterling, Nebraska, the daughter of Otto C. and Nora (Rathie) Brunke. She was a resident of Ness City, Kansas, for 10 years, moving from Alexander, Kansas. After graduating from high school, she received an Associates of Arts Degree. She was in hotel/hospitality management before her retirement.

She was a member of Community of Christ Church.

In 1950, she married George H. Chamberlain in Clayton, New Mexico. He preceded her in death January 16, 1974.

Survivors include: her son, James G. “Jim” Chamberlain, and his companion, Ronnie Palmer, Ness City, Kansas; one granddaughter, Lara Harkins, Gillette, Wyoming; and one great granddaughter, Phaesia Harkins, Gillette, Wyoming.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three brothers, Alvin Brunke, August “Gus” Brunke, and Loren Brunke; and one sister, Betty Palmer.

Cremation has taken place.

A memorial open house will be Saturday, September 7, 2013, from 2:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. at The Elite Suites, Ness City, Kansas.

Condolences or remembrances may be left for the family at

Arrangements were by Janousek Funeral Home, 719 Pine, P O Box 550, La Crosse, Kansas 67548, 785/222-2517.

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