Ruth Eleanor Rodriguez, age 68, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday May 21, 2023.
Ruthie was born March 19, 1955, in Kansas City, Kansas to Jesse C. and Ruth D. Rodriguez.
Ruthie graduated from Benedictine College with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1977. She worked for the State of Missouri as a Service Coordinator Supervisor. She retired in 2011.
Ruthie was generous, humble, loving and selfless, always putting others before herself. She was a wonderful storyteller with an excellent sense of humor and could regale anyone with her family chronicles. She loved attending all events and activities in which her nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews participated. She loved the Chiefs and Royals but was especially fond of and knowledgeable about any form of soccer.
Ruthie was a devout Catholic. One of her favorite saints was St. Francis of Assisi and, like St. Francis, was a lover of animals, especially her dogs. She refused to watch any movie or show in which an animal was hurt.
She was preceded in death by her parents Jesse and Ruth D. and her brother-in-law, Burton Fode.
Ruthie was truly beloved by all. Almost everyone, related or not, who knew her called her Aunt Ruthie.
She is survived by her sisters Maxine, Mary Sonderman (Mike) and Virginia Fode, seven nieces and nephews and ten great nieces and nephews.
The visitation will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30th at St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church in southeast Kansas City, Missouri with a Rosary to follow at 10:00 a.m. and Mass at 10:30. A graveside service at nearby Mt. Olivet Cemetery will follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to KC Pet Project or St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church.