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Ruth L. Parfrey

November 21, 1925 - July 15, 2022


Ruth L. Parfrey

November 21, 1925 - July 15, 2022


Obituary For Ruth L. Parfrey

Madison –

Ruth L. Parfrey, age 96, passed away on Friday, July 15, 2022 at Ingleside Nursing Home in Mt. Horeb. She was born on November 21, 1925 in Aurora, South Dakota, the daughter of Elmer L. and Bertha (Schaffer) Justice. Ruth attended the one room schoolhouse in Aurora. She was united in marriage to Byron L. Parfrey on May 19, 1960 in Brookings, South Dakota. Since marriage they happily lived on Madison’s Northside.

Ruth was a member of First Baptist Church, Madison. She was a rock hound and she and Byron loved traveling to rock hunt as well as to visit places like Disney and the Grand Ole Opry. Ruth also enjoyed embroidery.

She is survived by her husband, Byron; brother, Richard Justice and nephews, Rick, Bob and Randy Justice. She was preceded in death by her parents, her twin sister, Ruby; her sister, Arla and brother, Gene.

A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at Ryan Funeral Home, 2418 N. Sherman Ave., with Reverend Tim Schaefer officiating. Burial will be at Highland Memory Gardens.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Madison. Special thanks to the staff at Agrace HospiceCare for the wonderful care they gave Ruth.

To view and sign this guestbook, please visit:

Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services
2418 N. Sherman Avenue


26 Jul

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  • 07/22/2022

    Byron I so enjoyed our visits on Sunday mornings. It was always something to look forward to our chit chat. Prayers go out to you and family. I'm sure she is visiting with her twin and having a good time. Sara from First Baptist.

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