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Friday, December 17, 2010

Ruth Agnes Pigg Wilcher Dugan, 96, passed away Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 15, 2010 at Guest Home Estates in Fort Scott, Kan.

She was born Aug. 22, 1914 in Missoula, Mont., to Jesse T. and Flora (Vaughan) Pigg.

She moved to Bourbon County in 1921.

She graduated from Fort Scott High School, Fort Scott Community College and Pittsburg State University.

She taught in Bourbon County and Fort Scott schools for over 40 years, retiring in 1979.

She was a life member of Cherry Grove Baptist Church and a member of Lambda Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, the Kansas State Teachers Association, Fort Scott Teachers Association, Kansas Retired Teachers Association, National Retired Teachers Association, Olive Chapter of O.E.S., Fort Scott Nile Club, and Daughters of the Nile, Azrim Temple.

She served six years on KNEA Legislative Committee and was chosen Master Teacher of the Year by the Fort Scott Teachers Association in 1968 and 1977.

She was a former member of the Fort Scott Branch of AAUW, and was a member of the Cherry Grove American Baptist Women and the Garland Extension Homemakers Unit.

She regularly worked at the Fort Lincoln School until her health no longer permitted.

On April 28, 1935, she married Herschel Wilcher at Columbus, Kan. They farmed in southern Bourbon County for over 40 years. He passed away in 1976.

She married Arthur H. Dugan on Nov. 26, 1981 at Lake Fort Scott. He passed away in 1988.

She moved to Fort Scott in 1991.

She is survived by two daughters, Joan Curry of Lansing, Ill.; and Barbara Jean Wood and her husband Ronald, of Fort Scott; a sister, Clara Schwartz, and husband Kenneth, of Lake Fort Scott; eight grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, Fred Fremar.

Pastor Dale Cummins will conduct funeral services 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010 at the Cherry Grove Baptist Church with burial following at Memory Gardens of Bourbon County.

The family will receive friends Friday evening Dec. 17, 2010 from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cherry Grove Baptist Church and left in the care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall St., P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, Kan., 66701.

Online condolences may emailed to expressions@konantz-cheney.com.