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LaRayna Kay Ruddle

Date: 08-20-2020
Time: 9-11 a.m.

Visitation Location:
Gottenstroeter Chapel in Owensville

Date: 08-20-2020
Time: 11:00 a.m.

Service Location:
Gottenstroeter Chapel in Owensville

Owensville City Cemetery

First Baptist Church of Festus-Crystal City

LaRayna Kay Ruddle, 82, of Barnhart, Mo., passed away on Friday, August 14, 2020, at Mercy Hospital South in St. Louis.

She was born on Jan. 17, 1938, to William and Mabel (Rogers) Gawer in Belle.

She was first married to William Clapper in Jefferson City and he preceded her in death. She then married Richard Ruddle on Feb. 14, 2003 in Arnold.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Festus-Crystal City. She was a school teacher for public schools but had also retired from St. Louis Children's Hospital as administrative secretary for the Director of Finance. She was a member of a gospel singing ensemble, "Joyful Sound" doing performances at local events and nursing homes, was a dramatics coach producing skits and plays for her church at Windsor Baptist Church in Imperial.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Mabel Gawer; first husband, William Clapper; sons, Mark Clapper and Michael Clapper.

She is survived by her husband, Richard Ruddle of the home; son, Phillip Clapper of Richmond, Va.; stepson, Scott Ruddle and wife Kelli of St. Louis; stepdaughters, Kelly Guiney and husband John of Fenton, Laura Housewright and husband Matthew of Fenton and Lisa Yount and husband Paul of Cedar Hill; sister, Glenda Sullivan and husband Vernon of Arnold; and nine grandchildren.

Visitation will be on Thursday, August 20 from 9-11 a.m. at Gottenstroeter Chapel in Owensville.

Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel with Rev. Kevin Sullivan officiating. Burial will be in Owensville City Cemetery.

Memorials requested to First Baptist Church of Festus-Crystal City

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