Ruth E. Jones, 71, died on June 11, 2017 at the Salina Regional Health Center in Salina, Kansas. She was born on February 16, 1946, the daughter of Velma (Henderson) and Abraham Becker in Hutchinson, Kansas.
On October 9, 1974 she married Harold “Bud” Jones in McPherson, Kansas. He survives of the home.
Ruth grew up in the Hutchinson and Buhler communities. She was a 1964 graduate of the Buhler High School.
Ruth worked for the Kansas State Fairgrounds as the Head Plumber for over 10 years. She loved to travel, her and Bud explored the United States on their motorcycle, visiting nearly all 50 states. Ruth and Bud did a lot of camping as well on their journey thru life together. They enjoyed attending car shows together. She would enter her personal car which was a red Volkswagen dune buggy. She also enjoyed being outdoors and tending to her flower gardens.
Preceding her in death were her parents, her son Brian Snyder and a brother, Stanley Becker.
Survivors include her husband of 43 years, “Bud” of the home; three children, Glenn E. (fiancé Melissa Bryson) Snyder,Hutchinson,KS, Joleen R (Gary) Willems, Hutchinson, KS and Laura L. (Troy) Swisher, Lindsborg, KS; three siblings, Darell (Cheryl) Becker, David (Cindy) Becker and Bruce Becker all of Nixa, Missouri; three grandchildren, Chyanne Snyder, Candice Dreiling and Noah White; two great grandchildren, Skylar Hewes and Cash Dreiling.
A book signing will be held on Friday, June 23, 2017 from 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. and Saturday 12:00 P.M. until service time at Hutchinson Funeral Chapel.
A Celebration of Ruth's Life will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. at Hutchinson Funeral Chapel, 300 E. 30th, Hutchinson, KS.
There will be no burial at this time, cremation has taken place.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Reno County Hospice in care of the funeral chapel.