Mary Ruth Nead 1931 - 2009

Kansas City, Kan. — Services for Mary Ruth Nead, 78, Kansas City, Kan., were Thursday, Nov. 12, at Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home, 701 N. 94th St., Kansas City, Kan. Interment will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Nead died Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, at Medicalodge Post Acute Care Center.
She was born Aug. 22, 1931, the daughter of Edward Atkins Sr. and Marie (Butherus) Atkins.
Mrs. Nead had lived in the Kansas City area most of her life, graduating from Washington High School in 1949. She loved reading, and organized and ran the library at Plaza Towers, where she lived. She supported many organizations, especially Feed the Children.
Her husband, Fredrick Donald Nead, died earlier.
Survivors include two sons, Donald Nead, and wife, Felicia, and William Nead, and wife, Dena; six grandchildren; a brother, Mike Atkins, and wife, Jackie; and a sister, Sandra Mosley, and husband, Jim.
The family suggests memorials to The Epilepsy Foundation of Kansas and Western Missouri, 6700 Troost, No. 316, Kansas City, MO 64131.
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