Ruth McLaury

Ruth McLaury


April 28, 1925 - February 17, 2024


Ruth McLaury, 98, of Mitchell, SD, died Saturday, February 17, 2024, at Avera Brady Health and Rehab. Funeral services will be at 10:30 AM on Friday, February 23, at First Lutheran Church in Mitchell with visitation one hour prior to the funeral service. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Mitchell. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Ruth Maxine McLaury was born April 28, 1925 to Otto and Nancy (Motley) Wittenhagen on a farm near Ethan, SD. She attended rural grade school through eighth grade. Ruth later attended Mt. Vernon High School and graduated in 1944.

Ruth is survived by her daughter, Judy (Doug) Tews of Minneapolis, MN; sons, John (Jane) of Huron, SD, Terry (Theresa) of Omaha, NE, and Jim (Paula) of Sioux Falls, SD; seven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack; daughter, Jacalyn; eight brothers and three sisters.

Memorials directed to First Lutheran Church.


Friday, February 23, 2024
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
First Lutheran Church
411 N Duff St
Mitchell, SD 57301


Friday, February 23, 2024
10:30 AM
First Lutheran Church
411 N Duff St
Mitchell, SD 57301


Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, SD

Posted by L. E. (Butch) Wilson on March 5, 2024
Ruth was a great neighbor. On cold mornings, I often remember the old Buick moaning on its way to ME hospital.
Posted by Kelly Hills on March 4, 2024
I'm so sorry for the loss of your Mom. Peace be with you all during this time of sorrow.
Posted by Cindi Heck Lillibridge on March 3, 2024
My deepest sympathy. Please remember the good times. Love and prayers sent for you and your family
Posted by Shirley schimmel on February 23, 2024
My deepest sympathy to Ruth's Family. I worked with Ruth for several years at Methodist Hospital. She was a great person . (I also worked with Jackie & Mavis).
Posted by Cheryl Floberg on February 23, 2024
Ruth was a beautiful lady inside and out. I am sorry for the loss of your Mom
Posted by Colleen Helling on February 21, 2024
I worked with Ruth Hackie and Mavis at Methodist they were wonderful lady and fun to be around. Rip
Posted by Norma Jenks on February 21, 2024
I worked with Ruth and her daughter Jackie and Mavis Wittenhagen Ruth's sister-in-law in-law. Loved working with all three of them at Methodist Hospital in the late 70's. They made work so much fun. So sorry for your loss.
Posted by Paul and Barb Wilson on February 21, 2024
Sorry about the loss of your Mother. She was such a special lady. You have our deepest sympathy.
Posted by Annette Huetson Larson on February 20, 2024
Jim and Family - I am sorry to hear about the passing of Aunt Ruth. She was a classy lady and I enjoyed talking with her when we had the chance. I will continue to keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. God Bless Annette Huetson Larson
Posted by Steve Wittenhagen on February 20, 2024
Best Aunt Ever!!
Posted by Bryan Sambo on February 20, 2024
Aunt Ruth was like a second mother to me. Always took time to talk with me. She is a very sweet soul. I will miss her dearly. Rest in peace, Ruth.
Posted by Chris Jones on February 20, 2024
My deepest sympathy to you all. God bless you.
Posted by Paula Schnabel on February 20, 2024
my thoughts and Prayers are with you all at the loss of your Mother. I knew both Ruth and Jackie when i worked at Methodist Hospital. Prayers!
Posted by Nancy Lorenz Grosz on February 20, 2024
My heart goes out to Ruth’s family, she was a wonderful lady her love for her family will still surround each of them.
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