Ruthanne Nash Murphy

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Ruthanne Nash Murphy, was born in Pratt, Kan., on Feb. 2, 1949, and passed away, surrounded by family, in Little Rock, Ark., on May 30, 2022. Ruthanne is survived by her husband, James Garrett; her two daughters, Sarah Murphy and Rachel (Steven) Murphy-Steck, all of Little Rock; her stepchildren, Rebecca (Brant) Schuetz of Hoyt, Kan., and Patrick (Natalee) Garrett of Houston, Texas. Other survivors include her beloved grandchildren, Garrett, Emma, Hadley and Cooper; her older brother, Rodney (Beverly) Nash of Hutchinson, Kan., and her nieces, Jennifer and Jill. Ruthanne is joining her parents, Truman and Maxine Nash, and several dear friends and fur babies in Heaven. Ruthanne was a fierce warrior for justice and a beacon in a dark world. She left this world better than she found it and now she can rest. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m., at St. James United Methodist Church on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. To sign the online guest book, please visit:

Published June 4, 2022