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Ruth Eleanor (Vogel) Liston 1928 - 2023
Ruth Eleanor (Vogel) Liston

Ruth Eleanor (Vogel) Liston, 94, passed away on March 30, 2023, at Weston Country Hospital, New Castle, Wyo. She was born on April 26, 1928, in Lincoln, Neb., to Charles and Alma (English) Vogel, and was raised on a homestead ranch south of New Castle, Wyo. On May 16, 1950, she was united in holy matrimony to John L. Liston in Topeka, Kan. He passed on June 26, 2006.

A Great Bend resident for 61 years prior to moving to New Castle, Wyo., in 2011, Ruth worked for the USD 428 Central Kitchen for 11 years as well as a homemaker. She was a member of the Prince of Peace Parish at St. Rose in Great Bend, Altar Society, and Church of Corpus Christi in New Castle. Ruth’s life was her family and she cherished time with them.

Survivors include two sons, John C. Liston of New Castle, Wyo., and Matthew P. Liston (Kim) of Larned, Kan.; three daughters, Mary Ellen Liston of Reseda, Calif., Kathleen M. McGahee (Michael) of Woodstock, Ga., and Patricia Neybert (Ken) of Ellijay, Ga.; seven grandchildren, Sean McGahee, Jennifer McGahee, Anna Wilbanks, Daniel Liston, Richard Liston, Sarah Betzen, and Patrick Liston; seven great-grandchildren; and daughter-in-law, Janet Liston-Polley. She is preceded in death by her husband; a son, Kevin M. Liston; her parents; and son-in-law, Frank McDonald.

Visitation will take place from Noon to 8 p.m. Monday, April 10, 2023, at Bryant Funeral Home, with an Altar Society Rosary at 4 p.m. and Vigil Service with Rosary at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 11, 2023, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church with Father Prakash Kola presiding. Interment will follow at Great Bend Cemetery. Memorials have been designated to Prince of Peace Parish or Society of the Little Flower, in care of Bryant Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Bryant Funeral Home 

1425 Patton Road

Great Bend, KS. 67530

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, April 9, 2023