Vina Lehr

July 1, 2014 

Vina “Ruth” Lehr

May 5, 1930 - June 20, 2014

Vina “Ruth” Lehr, 84, of Harrisonville, was born May 5, 1930, in Harrisonville, the daughter of Edward Alonzo and Hazel Fern (Johnston) Ramey. She died Friday, June 20, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, surrounded by her loving family.

On Nov. 3, 1951, Ruth was united in marriage to Wayne Shannon Lehr in El Dorado Springs.

Ruth was a registered nurse and was employed as Director of Nursing at Adrian Manor Nursing Home in Adrian until her retirement. She was a graduate of El Dorado Springs High School, a 1951 graduate of St. Luke’s School of Nursing, and received her degree in Health Arts at the College of St. Francis, Joliet, Ill. Ruth was a member of United Methodist Church, Harrisonville, Garden City Chapter No. 340 and Bayard Chapter No. 179 Order of the Eastern Star, Messiah Shrine No. 26, Adah Court No. 1, Order of Amaranth, Pleasant Valley Homemakers Club, VFW Auxiliary and the Cass Co. Registered Nurses Association. Ruth had lived in Kansas City before moving to the Eight Mile Place near Daugherty in 1959. Besides her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne, on March 30, 2007, her son, David J. Lehr, her sister, Katherine M. Ames, and her brother James R. Ramey.

Ruth is survived by sons Phillip R. Lehr (Debbi) and Roger W. Lehr (Cheryl), all of Harrisonville, Jeffrey A. Lehr of Kansas City, and a daughter, Sharon K. McGee (Jim), of Harrisonville, and daughter-in-law Joanne Lehr of Wichita, Kan. Ruth also leaves 16 grandchildren, Shannon Lehr, Jessica Lehr, Shayla Lehr-Hillman, Dustin Lehr, Austin Lehr (Mandy), Jerami Harris (Amanda), Amy Taylor, David Harris, Alisa Bayes (Corey) and Adam McGee (Megan), Brad Voth (Angel), along with 15 great-grandchildren, Taylor Hillman, Trey Lehr, Rylee Lehr, Regan Lehr, Reese Lehr, Rowan Lehr, Rhett Lehr, Corbyn Harrison, Jazmyne Harris, Kenady Taylor, Kayden Taylor, ZoeJayne Harris, Madeline McGee, Dominick Cibrian, and Andrah Woody, other relatives and a host of friends.

The family received friends 5-7 p.m. June 23 at United Methodist Church, Harrisonville.

Eastern Star Services were at 2 p.m. June 24 with funeral services following and were at United Methodist Church.

The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or to Alzheimer’s Association.

To send the family online condolences, please visit

Arrangements: Dickey Funeral Home, 2401 E. Mechanic St., Harrisonville, MO 64701; 816-884-6244.

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