Maria Del Carmen Ruiz, age 83, died Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at her home in Pratt. She was born Dec. 15, 1930, at Juarez, Mexico, the daughter of Jose Sierra and Maria Martinez.

She is survived by her husband, Ignacio Ruiz of Mexico; 10 children, Ignacio Ruiz of Apple Valley, Calif., Lourdes Ruiz of Pratt, Mauricio Ruiz of Pratt, Manuel Ruiz of Mexico, Jose Maria of Dodge City, Ola Morales of Dodge City, Rosa Maria Ruiz of Mexico, Cristina Ruiz of Pratt, Carmen Maria Ruiz of Iuka, and Maria Carmen Ruiz of Larned; a brother, Juan Manuel Sierra of El Paso, Texas; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 9 a.m. until a vigil service at 7 p.m. at Larrison Mortuary, 300 Country Club Road, Pratt. Mass of Christian Burial will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Pratt, with the Rev. Floyd McKinney presiding.

Memorials may be made to the Ruiz Memorial Fund in care of Larrison Mortuary. Friends may leave condolences for the family at