Ms. Ruth Naomi Toothman, 71, of McPherson, entered eternal rest at 3:40 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, peacefully  at McPherson Care Center, McPherson.


Ms. Ruth Naomi Toothman, 71, of McPherson, entered eternal rest at 3:40 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, peacefully  at McPherson Care Center, McPherson.
Ms. Toothman was born in Enid, Okla., on July 28, 1940, the daughter of Herbert Russell and Virginia (Ford) Toothman.
Ruth was a homemaker and worked for the Chuck Wagon Restaurant in McPherson, Kansas as a hostess for 9 years.
Ruth N. Toothman was united in marriage to Robert L Mulligan on June 10, 1960, at Pomona, Calif.  
Surviving family members include her children, Judy Rhodes and her husband Michael of McPherson, Henry Mulligan and his wife Jannine of Elizabeth Town, Ky., and John Mulligan of McPherson; her sisters, LaVon Arnold and her husband Rod of Anderson, Calif., Dorothy Diamond and her husband Larry of Anderson, Calif., her brother, Lawrence Toothman of Redding, Calif.; four grandchildren, Jeremy Unruh, Justin Mulligan, Jessica Mulligan, Jamie Mulligan; one great-grandson, Logan Unruh; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Charles Toothman and Gene Toothman; sisters, Armalee and Bab; a daughter Becky Sue Mulligan; a son Ed Mulligan; and special companion of 14 years, Charlie Lamadola.
Friends are invited to call from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, November 28, with family present from 5 to 7 p.m. at Glidden- Ediger Funeral Home, McPherson.
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at Glidden-Ediger Chapel, McPherson,  with Pastor Bob Park officiating.
Burial will be at the McPherson Cemetery McPherson.
Memorial contributions may be given to Ruth N. Toothman memorial fund, and they can be sent in care of the Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home; 222 W. Euclid St.; McPherson, KS 67460.