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Ruby A. Seematter

August 21, 2013

Paxico- Ruby A. Seematter, 72, passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at the House at Midland Hospice Care in Topeka.

She was born January 14, 1941 at Axtell the daughter of Paul and Minnie Schmidt Holenbeck.  Ruby grew up on a farm near Axtell and graduated from Axtell High School in 1959.  She moved to the Paxico community in 1971.

Mrs. Seematter was a homemaker and was a correspondent for the Signal Enterprise newspaper in Alma for many years.  She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Newbury and the altar sodality at the church.  Ruby was a past 4-H leader and served on the board of directors of the Wabaunsee County Adult Transportation Service. 

Ruby was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Cherylee “Jack” Holenbeck and an infant son Richard Allen.

On July 29, 1961 she was united in marriage to Paul Seematter at Frankfort.  He survives of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Dwayne (Debbie) Seematter, Paxico and Gary (Gloria) Seematter, Admire; two daughters, Annette (Vincent) Glotzbach, Paxico and Mary Smith, Grantville; two brothers, Everett Holenbeck, KC, KS. and Paul (Joyce) Holenbeck, Frankfort; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:00 p.m.Saturday, August 24, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Newbury.  Interment will be in the church cemetery.  Mrs. Seematter will lie in state after 6:00 P.M.Friday, August 23, 2013 at the church where there will be a rosary recited at 7:00 P.M.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Building Fund or Midland Hospice Care and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple, St. Marys, KS. 66536.

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17 thoughts on “Ruby A. Seematter

  1. Ruby will be missed. She always made me laugh and made the world so much brighter when she was present.
    Thoughts and prayers go out to all the family
    Dan, Gerry Lou, Michaela, Shaina, and Brianna

  2. We are so sorry for loss. A Mother can never be replaced, but we pray she is at peace in Jesus’ arms. Your entire family is in our prayers.

  3. Paul and family, was shocked to hear of Ruby’s death. With I could have been there today for the services and to show support from our class of 1959. Ruby was the one that made sure we got together every few years. I especially remember the get together in Newberry, we had so much fun. Even though I didn’t get to see her much the last few years, I’ll miss her. We did share e mails. Love to all the family, Marilyn Siebenmorgen

  4. Paul and family,
    So sorry for your loss. My parents had such fond memories of their times spent with you and Ruby as well as the rest of us at family gatherings. Way too young to have to say good bye. My condolences.

  5. Our deepest sympathy to the family. Ruby was like a sister to my mum. She was generous and loving to us throughout the years and we have some lovely memories. Our thoughts are now with Uncle Paul, Gary, Dwayne, Annette and Mary and their families. Ruby will be very much missed and forever in our hearts. Rest in peace Auntie Ruby. Kim and
    Des and all your family in England

  6. To Paul and all of Ruby’s family,
    First I would like to let you know you have my heartfelt condolences on Ruby’s passing. Paul and Ruby hosted one of my foreign exchange students from Holland many years ago. I know he loved your family! Matter of fact, I believe just before he left at the end of the year Ruby requested a few tulip bulbs from Holland, little did she know when he got back to Holland he shipped her a truck load of tulip bulbs from Holland! What a surprise! I remember how you hosted a get together at your place for all of our group of exchange students which will be remembered fondly! I haven’t been involved with the exchange program for about 15 years after I had my son who is special needs, but I want your entire family to know how very much I appreciated you all and I will remember Ruby fondly! You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this time of loss and please know if I could be there for Ruby’s services tomorrow I would be but I can’t. I wish you all the best and remember all the fun special times you had together as a family and how much you all meant to Ruby!-Christine (Milazzo) Zeller

  7. My sincere sympathy goes out to my father in law Paul, my wife Annette, siblings Dwayne, Gary and Mary. Mom always treated me as a son. We will greatly miss her, love you mom Ruby.

  8. Ruby was a great neighbor/grandparent/great-grandparent to me, my husband, and my kids. She was always so supportive and loving. She will truly be missed by my family and yours. You are all in our thoughts and prayers and God received a very special member of his heavenly community this week.
    God Bless,
    Greg & Pam VanDyke
    Makayla, Gregory Jr, Sydney, Quinton, and Sierra

  9. So sorry to hear of your loss. Ruby was a wonderful friend to my grandmother and I have many great memories of her while growing up. I will keep the whole family in my prayers.

  10. Dear Paul,
    My heart of prayer and sympathy goes out to you. The last time I visited with Ruby was there at Mom’s funeral. We laughed again about my “steak dinner” reply across the yard when she was calling for you! Now, may Ruby we welcomed by God into the neighborhood of heaven. With the death of our loved ones, heaven takes on a very personal face. May the consolation and peace of Christ dwell in your heart, now during this time of sorrow and for always.
    Fr. Francis

  11. my thoughts and prayers are with the whole family as you deal with the loss of a very dear lady, Ruby will be truly missed, she always made a point to talk with me when I saw her and she always had a huge smile on her face
    god bless all of you
    if you need anything please ask

    ps: Mary message me I would love to visit with you

  12. Ruby was a mother/matriarch to more than could ever be recognized. My best wishes to all that read this.

    Derek Moon

  13. My sincerest sympathies to what I consider my extended family. I have very fond memories of Grandma Ruby. I am thinking of you all during this time!

  14. Ruby will always hold a special place in our hearts. Her devotion to her family, her community and her faith are wonderful examples we all can follow. God’s blessings to Paul and the family. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.

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