Ruth Krueger, age 87, died June 30, 2013, at Grace Care Center in Olney, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 5, 2013, in the chapel of Lunn Funeral Home in Olney, Texas, with Rev. David Carpenter, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Olney, officiating. Interment will follow in Crestview Memorial Park in Wichita Falls, Texas, under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home of Olney, Texas. 

Ruth was born on May 2, 1926, in Anarene, Texas, to the late Oris Clifford and Willa Clifford (Farmer) Leath. She was a lifelong resident of Olney and a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Olney. She married Milton W. “Chig” Krueger on March 25, 1949, in Olney and he preceded her in death on May 17, 2008.


Ruth worked at Horany’s Department Store in Olney, was a Licensed Vocational Nurse and had worked at Hamilton Hospital. After her retirement, she was a devoted homemaker. 

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her son, Larry Krueger; and two brothers, Wayne Leath and Buddy Leath.   

Survivors include one son, Steve Krueger and wife Christina of Wimberly, Texas; one daughter, Linda Kharitonoff and husband George of Tustin, Calif.; two grandchildren, Anjel Ortiz and husband Ray of Dripping Springs, Texas, Jacob Krueger of Olney, Texas; two great-grandchildren, Cecelia Ortiz and Audrey Ortiz; and, one brother, Monte Leath of Hilton Head, S.C. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Cumberland Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 756, Olney, Texas 76374. 

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