Ruth Ellen Motzkus


Ruth Ellen Motzkus, 68, De Soto, KS passed away April 28, 2019 at Sharon Lane Nursing Home, Shawnee, KS. Visitation 1:00 pm and funeral at 2:00 pm Thurs., May 2, 2019 all at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111. Burial will follow at De Soto Cemetery, De Soto, KS. Memorial contributions may be made to Sharon Lane Nursing Home, Shawnee, KS. Condolences may be left at

Ruth was born Oct. 17, 1950 in Stanberry, MO to Gilbert Martin and Ila Maude (Boatwright) Motzkus. As a child, her family moved to Sunflower Village and then to De Soto. Ruth became a resident at Sharon lane Nursing Home in 2003. She was a member of De Soto United Methodist Church. Ruth loved playing bingo and was a member of a Red Hatter’s Group. She will be dearly missed by family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Shirley Gardner. Ruth is survived by her brother, Larry Motzkus, Hollister, MO; five nieces and three nephews and many great nieces and nephews.