Luella Mae Ruth Schlicht, 87, passed away May 18, 2011, at McPherson Care Center.  
She was born Nov. 22, 1923, the daughter of John and Johanna Schroeder Gerken in Fairmont, Okla. She had worked as a nurse’s aide at Shilo Manor.  She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Canton, the Ladies Aid Society, the Canton Senior Center, and was an avid softball player. On Feb. 6, 1942, she married Harold Schlicht at Canton. He passed away on Sept. 15, 1991. She is survived by her son Ron (Karen) of Missouri, daughter, Ladonna (Don) Westbrook of Canton, daughter-in-law, Nancy Schlicht of Chandler, Ariz., brother, Elmer (Bernice) Gerken of Orange, Calif., sister-in-laws, Juanita Gerken of Perry Okla., Maxine Vogts of Canton, Carol Jean (E.H.) Land of Ozark, Mo., Leota Gerken of Cheney; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and four great great grandchildren.  
She was preceded in death by son Richard, brothers Delbert, Clarence, Eldo, Melvin, Wilbur, and Vernon, sisters, Hilda Wilkening and Evelyn Meek.  
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8p.m., Monday at Olson’s Mortuary, Canton. Funeral Services will be at 2 p.m., Tuesday, at Imanuel Lutheran Church, Canton, with Reverend Seth Meyer officiating. Burial will follow in the Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery. Memorials may be made to either the Immanuel Lutheran Church or the Canton Senior Center in care of Olson’s Mortuary, 139 N. Main, Canton, KS 67428.