Ruth Rasmussen will celebrate her 100th birthday on Dec. 15, with a come and go open house from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the parlor at Pratt Rehabilitation and Residence Center, 227 S. Howard. Friends may send birthday wishes there or to 905 Stout, Pratt, KS 67124. No gifts, please.
She was born Dec. 17, 1912, in Foster, Neb., and married Lowell Rasmussen on June 16, 1933, in Yankton, S.D.
Together they served as pastors of the Friends Church in Colorado, Wisconsin, Iowa and Kansas.
Their children are Denis and wife Verlene Rasmussen, Pratt, and the late Wayne Rasmussen and his wife Marguerite, Benton. There are seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.