Ruth M. Backes

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

RUTH M. BACKES, a resident of Berryville, was born Sept. 7, 1922, in Pierre, S.D., a daughter of Agustus and Minnie Opeals (Maulkie) Kipf. She died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008, in Springfield, Mo., at the age of 85.

Ms. Backes was a homemaker. She also attended Lone Star Bible Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Pam and husband Mike Morton of Berryville, and three grandchildren, Clint Morton and Ross Morton, both of Berryville, and Lesa Hise of Alpena.

In 1965, she was united in marriage with Don Backes, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded by her parents and one son, Paul Hise.

Graveside services were held Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, at the Berryville Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at