Ruth Ann Foster Obituary

Garnand Funeral Home

Ruth Ann Foster, age 81, of Ulysses, Kansas, died Saturday, July 25, 2020, at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City, Kansas. She was born July 31, 1938, in Hesston, Kansas, the daughter of Chris and Thelma (Dickson) Garrett.

Ruth Ann grew up in Ponca City, Oklahoma and worked at a Burbank Rock Quarry, the Phone Company and K-Mart. Ruth Ann moved to Ulysses and has spent the last 25 years of her life caring for her granddaughter Ashley. In her spare time, Ruth Ann loved reading, dogs, and all animals. Ruth Ann was very involved helping with all of her grandchildren. She also enjoyed her daily trips to Sonic.

Ruth Ann is survived by sons; Danny Irvin of Ponca City, Oklahoma, Dave Irvin and wife Kim of Ulysses, Kansas, and Don Irvin of Ulysses, Kansas, Daughter-In-Law; Toni Maree Irvin of Ulysses, Kansas, brother; Kenneth Garrett and wife Greta of Cummings, Georgia, 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Ruth Ann is preceded in death by her parents.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at 10:30 AM at the Ulysses Cemetery in Ulysses, Kansas with Pastor Jay Mykytiuk officiating. There will be no public calling hours. Memorial contributions may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave, Ulysses, KS 67880. Condolences may be posted at