Ruth Schmidt Indall Machin, 101, died Jan. 13, 2020, at Manhattan Homestead in Manhattan, Kansas.
Following cremation, there will be a family service and burial on March 29, 2020 in Manhattan. Memorials are suggested for the Nature Conservancy and Grace Church Episcopal in Ottawa, Kansas.
She was born in Glencoe, Minnesota, on Feb. 26, 1918, the daughter of Edith Chappieu Schmidt and Walter Robert Schmidt. She graduated from Stephens Academy and the University of Minnesota in the era of the Golden Gophers.
She married Floyd Joseph Indall in October of 1940. They moved to Ottawa, Kansas, in 1951. He predeceased her in death in May, 1978.
She then married Donald Machin in 1980 and moved with him to Council Grove City Lake until his death when she returned to Ottawa. She was also predeceased by her brother, Dr. Robert Schmidt (Loraine) and sister, Susan Russell (Cal).
She is survived by her children, Karen Indall McCulloh (John), of Manhattan; Jon Joseph Indall (Mary), of Santa Fe, New Mexico; stepdaughters Linda Hodgson (Marley) and Ann Norris, both of Colorado; grandchildren, Andrew (Amanda) of Belmont, California; Kate (Matt), of Madison, Wisconsin; Jeffrey, of Denver; Peter, of Los Angeles, California; and step-grandchildren: Marley, Lindsay, Jill, Kelly, Laurie and Macie, all of Colorado and many great-grandchildren.
She had a long, productive, happy life with summers in Minnesota at the lake, service to her church and other Ottawa charities, and later wonderful times at her Kansas lake with many, many friends from Manhattan. She was a voracious reader, and independent thinker and a talented bridge player. She always said we should put on her tombstone — “She loved her bridge and now she has crossed it.”