Mrs. Ruth P. Blair, 91, of Bradleyville, MO, died Friday, February 22, 2019 in
Buffalo, MO. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, February 26
in the Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home. The funeral will be a 2:00 P.M
in the funeral home with Mr. Tod Sundlie officiating. Interment will be in the
Blair Ridge Cemetery, Bradleyville.
Ruth Pauline Blair was born Monday, December 26, 1927 in Bradleyville to
Louie Earl and Delia Esther (Gott) Martin. She attended a one room school
near her home and graduated from the Bradleyville High School with the
class of 1944.After high school, she began her teaching career in Victory
School and Oak Ridge, both one room schools. Ruth went on to earn her
Master's Degree in Education from Missouri State University. While teaching
in Bradleyville, she met Hobart Blair at a basketball game. They were married
May 23, 1953 in Springfield. She and Hobart lived in Taneyville, Longview,
WA, Kansas City and moved to Bradleyville in 1955. Hobart died in 2006.
Ruth moved to Independence in 2001 and back home to Bradleyville in 2007.
Ruth was a warm hearted, fun-loving and friendly lady with a great sense of
humor. She enjoyed reading, crocheting, crossword puzzles, board games,
cards and spending time with her children and grandchildren. In her earlier
years she was the leader of the Bradleyville 4-H Club. She was a member of
the Church of Christ in Bradleyville.
She is survived by two daughters, Judy Sundlie and husband, Randy of
Louisburg, MO, Peggy Rush and husband, Mitch of Independence, MO; sister,
Doris Manes of Jacksonville, AR; eight grandchildren: Tod, Ryan, Travis and
Justin Sundlie, Misty Hirsch, Amanda Waters, Miles Rush and Melissa Miranda
and twenty-three great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Hobart Blair; one
daughter, Jeanette Blair and four brothers, Loyd, Bill, Fred and Ron Martin
and one sister, Mary Martin.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral
Home, Forsyth, MO
Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home
15945 U.S. Hwy 160
Forsyth, MO. 65653
"There is a Difference"
Mrs. Ruth Blair
December 26, 1927 - Febuary 22, 2019