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August 23rd, 2019

ruby morlenRuby Alsdurf-Morlen, 83, died Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at Wheatridge Care Park Center in Liberal.

She was born Feb. 10, 1936 to William Edward and Mary Ann Francis Whited in Atlanta, Texas.

She married John W. Alsdurf April 4, 1965 in Clayton, N.M. He preceded her in death. 

She married Sherman Morlen June 1, 2004 at the First Christian Church in Liberal. He survives. 

She helped run the family business at John's Mobile Truck Service and volunteered as a reserve deputy for many years. She was awarded two certificates for completing the Registered NRA Police Firearms Training Course as well as completing the approved course of fire and qualified as a police marksman. She also received a Certificate by the Liberal Area Vocational School for completing training in adult education in 1989. 

Her final job was at the Southwest Daily Times until she retired. 

Her hobbies included bowling, Bingo and baking. She traveled on several bowling leagues for many years and won countless tournaments.

Survivors also include son, Raymond Alsdurf and wife, Stella, Bowie, Texas; daughters, Patricia Alsdurf, Liberal, and Debra Dawn Patterson, Liberal; 14 grandchildren: Angie Clifford, Travis Alsdurf, Shantel Fawcett, Danyell Alsdurf, Kevin Moore, David Moore, Pat Rodriguez, Robert Hickey, Alize Garcia, Angela Hickey, Jory Baldridge, Aaliyah Yazzie, Jennifer Lopez, Heath Patterson, and David Dunbar; 38 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by daughter, Debra Lynn Dunbar; four brothers: James Driscoll, Lon, Jon and Cecil Whited; and sister, Frances Etehl Mixon.

• Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at the Miller Mortuary Chapel in Liberal with Pastor Terry Ford presiding.

There will be no viewing as cremation has taken place.

Memorials are suggested to St. Jude's Children's Hospital in care of Miller Mortuary PO Box 826 Liberal, KS 67905-0826.

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