Ruth K. Plogher

October 20, 1921 ‒ February 07, 2014

Kearney, MO and formerly of Mount Gilead, Ohio

Ruth K. Plogher, age 92, a resident of Kearney, MO, formerly of Mt. Gilead, OH, passed away Friday, February 7, 2014 at Liberty Hospital located in Liberty MO.

Ruth was born October 20, 1921 in Delaware, Ohio, the daughter of Darwin & Blanche (Smith) Rowland. She lived in Mt. Gilead from 1962 through 2004. Ruth and her husband Bill operated the Freeway Inn Restaurant and truck stop at State Route 95 and Interstate 71for many years. She enjoyed quilting in her retirement years.

She will be missed by her four children and their spouses: a daughter and son in-law, Sue (David) Schmidt of Bellevue, OH, three sons and daughters in-law, James (Jane) Plogher of Chesterville, OH., Thomas (Donna) Plogher of Mt. Gilead, OH., & Wray (Mavis) Plogher of Kearney, MO; as well as many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, William F. Plogher, she was preceded in death by hers parents Darwin & Blanche Rowland and her siblings Addie Bell Bradrick, Mary Helen Rowland, John Rowland, and Paul Rowland.

Ruth’s family will greet friends from 4 – 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at the Snyder Funeral Home, 76 S. Main St., Mount Gilead. A graveside service honoring her life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, February 14, 2014 at the Ashley Union Cemetery with Pastor Brent Miller officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Liberty Hospital Hospice, 2525 Glenn Hendren Dr., Liberty, MO 64068.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Ruth’s family and your private condolences may be expressed to them by visiting