Ruth Anne Irick 1926-2021

Ruth Anne Irick, 94, of Holton, passed away Wednesday, March 17, 2021, at Medicalodges Jackson County.

She was born Oct. 9, 1926 in Holton, the daughter of Thomas Logan and Ruth Elizabeth (Arnold) Hill. 

Ruth Anne graduated from Holton High School in 1944. She lived in the Holton community most of her life, except for three years in Valley Falls. Ruth Anne was a homemaker, worked part-time as a sales clerk for Ben Franklin and Koger Variety Store and also worked for Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. 

She was a member of Circleville Christian Church and graduated from Menniger Bible Class in 1988.

Ruth Anne married Howard E. Irick on May 1, 1946, in Holton. He preceded her in death on May 24, 2015, after more than 69 years of marriage. She was also preceded in death by a brother, William F. Hill. 

Survivors include her daughter, Lynnette K. Bruns (Ed) of Holton; her son, Dennis L. Irick (Cindy) of Missouri City, Texas; three grandchildren, Renee Drossel (Jason), Daniel Irick (Kelly) and David Irick (Vanessa); and three great-grandchildren, Olivia Drossel, Gavin Irick and Logan Irick. 

Ruth Anne will lie in state Friday afternoon, March 19, and Saturday, March 20 until 6 p.m. at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Private family graveside services will be held Sunday at Holton Cemetery. The family requests that masks be worn.

Memorials are suggested to Circleville Christian Church and St. Croix Hospice, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. To leave a special message for the family, visit


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109 W. Fourth St.
Holton, KS 66436
Phone: 785-364-3141

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