Ruth L. (Ott) Gregory, age 100, ret Sedgwick Co. Clerk and Wesley Medical Center Volunteer, passed away Saturday, November 7, 2020. She was highly active in 4-H, Bowling, and Semi-Pro Women’s Basketball. She helped lay the foundation for Women’s Basketball nationwide.
Visitation, Fri, Nov 20th, 9am -7pm, with family present, 5:30 -7pm. Services, 10am, Sat, Nov 21st, BOTH at Webb-Shinkle Mortuary Chapel. Clearwater.
Ruth was born on Monday, November 24, 1919 in Maize, Kansas. She was second of five children born to Eugene Henry George Ott and Mildred Leona Clark Ott. She was united in marriage to Wilbur "Gene" Gregory on August 20, 1944 in Wichita, Kansas. Gene preceded her in death on April 13, 2011. She worked as a clerk in several government offices in Sedgwick County including the Courthouse and the Tag Office.
Preceded in death by husband, Wilbur “Gene” Gregory; parents, Gene and Mildred (Clark) Ott; son, Ted Gregory; brothers, Roy and John Paul Ott; sister, Francis Young; grandchildren, Stacy and Rick Gregory. Survivors: children, Bill (Eileen) Gregory, Dick (Shirley) Gregory, Ruth Feather, all of Wichita, Cindy Gregory-Waller of Antioch, TN; sister, Jean Esther Woodard; 9 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial:USD 266 (Maize High School Girls Basketball Fund), c/o Webb-Shinkle Mortuary, PO Box 325, Clearwater, KS 67026.
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USD 266 (Maize High School Girls Basketball Fund)
c/o Webb-Shinkle Mortuary, PO Box 325, Clearwater KS 67026