July 27, 1920 – May 13, 2012
Garden City, Kansas
Visitation: Noon to 8:00 PM Thursday at Garnand Funeral Home and 10:00 AM to Service Time
Friday at the Church.
Funeral Service: 11:00 AM, Friday, May 25, 2012 at First Assembly of God Church in Garden
Interment: Valley View Cemetery in Garden City.
Memorials may be given to First Assembly of God Church in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 412
N 7th, Garden City, KS 67846.
Ruth Lefern Oliver, age 91, died Sunday, May 13, 2012 at Midland Hospice Care in Topeka. She
was born July 27, 1920 in rural Stanton County, the daughter of Morgan Theopolus & Jenny May
Ruth grew up on a farm in Rural Stanton County and graduated from Ulysses High School in 1938
the only one of her siblings to attend high school. She married Hersel T. Oliver on June 16, 1940
in Garden City. He preceded her in death on September 9, 1981. She continued to work the 320
acre farm that they bought in 1941. During her life she not only worked very hard on the farm but
also taught bible school for over 20 years at both Pleasant Prairie Church in Satanta, Ks and First
Assembly of God in Garden City. She was area manager of Studio Girl Cosmetics, a consultant
for Ovation and Holiday Magic Cosmetics and a Sales Manager for Nikkin Wellness. She attended
Light of the World Christian Center after moving to Topeka in 2005. She loved the Lord and walked
with him for many blessed years. She says that God has walked her past deaths door many times
and given her a miraculous testimony each time.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 3 brothers, Lloyd, Walter & Lester Bullock, a
sister, Alice Chambers and her daughter Margie Goetz who passed on March 15, 2012.
She is survived by a brother, Albert Bullock of Texas, 3 daughters Alberta (Carleton) Kleitz
of Kansas City, Ks, Doris (James) Arwine