Ruth Arceal Thrall

Ruth Arceal Thrall, 81, of Leavenworth, died Friday, April 8, 2011, at Golden Living Center in Lansing.

She was born Aug. 1, 1929, in St. Joseph, Mo., the daughter of Roscoe and Gladys (Adkins) Smith.

Ruth is survived by her children, Phyllis (Robert) Carrasco of Leavenworth, Kathy (Dennis) Whisler of Kansas City, Kan., Stan Thrall of Fairfield, Iowa and Garry (Teri) Thrall of Leavenworth; her grandchildren, Jami, Kari, Holli, Adam, Abbi, Sophie, Eric, Chad and Caitlin; her great-grandchildren, Kaihli, Konner and Kendyl; her siblings, Helen Wood, Roscoe Smith, Bobby Herring and Beverly Creal; and a close friend, Theresa Clavin.

She was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Kooper Mitts.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. after the visitation at the funeral home with Rev. Phillip Winkelbauer as celebrant. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Ruth’s family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Golden Living Center for the compassionate care received by our mother and the comfort provided to her family during this difficult time. Memorials are suggested to Multiple Sclerosis Society or Epilepsy Foundation.