Name:   Ruby Ruth (Jennings) Bullard

From:  The Garden City Telegram, Garden City, Kansas
Date:  Tuesday, May 27, 2008

HUGOTON -- Ruby Ruth "Boots" Bullard, 91, a former Dodge City resident, died Sunday, May 25, 2008, at Special Care Pioneer Manor in Hugoton, where she had been a resident since March 13, 2002.

She was born Sept. 7, 1916, in Ahloso, Okla., to Oscar and Maude McKinney Jennings, and spent her younger years in Coal County, Okla.

On March 13, 1932, she married Willie M. "Wick" Bullard Jr., on the Coal/Pontotoc county line near Lulu in Indian Territory.

A pioneer of her time, Mrs. Bullard helped clear the timber and brush and break the land to farm and build two homes for the family to live in. She sewed all the clothing for the family, quilted, raised a big garden and canned on a wood stove. The family enjoyed going to friends' homes each Saturday night and playing music, singing, dancing and sharing meals. She was a member of Church Of Christ in Oklahoma and in Dodge City.

Her husband died Dec. 1, 2003. She also was preceded in death by her parents; a granddaughter, Melinda Norton Boswell; three brothers, Elmer, Tite and Oscar Jennings Jr.; and two sisters, Bert Bullard and Cloketa "Coke" Bottoms.

Survivors include two daughters, Betty Lou Bullard Norton of Moscow, and Donnitta Bullard Plowman of Larned; two brothers, Mark Jennings of Show Low, Ariz., and Chock Jennings of Alpaugh, Calif.; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church, Moscow, with the Revs. Steve Gill and Larry Bradford officiating. Burial will be in Moscow Cemetery.

Visitation is until 8 tonight at Paul's Funeral Home, Hugoton. Memorials are suggested to the United Methodist Church of Moscow, in care of the funeral home, Box 236, Hugoton, KS 67951.