|*Sterling Farm Journal, Thurs. Dec. 8, 1932|
Ruth is a sister of Rachel Jane (Simmons) McGrath, my second Great Grandmother. The Colorado State Archives does not release their microfilm to anyone outside the state. I'm very grateful to Lori McBride Nichols who answered my request through facebook and went to the library and got this obituary for me."PIONEER DEADMrs. Ruth Pettit Resident Here for 38 yearsMrs. Ruth Pettit, 80 years of age, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Anna Norton, in Sterling Saturday.Mrs. Pettit came to Logan county from Nebraska thirty-eight years ago and has been a resident here since that time. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Anna Norton, Sterling; Mrs. Sadie Mathews, Callaway, Neb., Mrs. Jennie Berger, Gothenburg, Neb.; Sylvester Pettit, Haxtun; Mrs. Mary Couture, Gothenburg; L. Pettit, Fleming; and Mrs. Ethel Scull, Kalama, Wash.Funeral services were held Sunday at the Jackson mortuary in charge of Dr. V. P. Mitchell, pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial was at Riverside cemetery."
The information missing here is that Ruth was the daughter of Lebius and Ruth (Smith) Simmons. She was preceded in death by sisters Rachel McGrath, Rosilla Davee, Louisa Simmons and a brother William Simmons (possibly living yet in 1932, age 83). Other relatives were half-siblings Milbourn Uriah Webb, deceased; Jesse Carver Webb living in Illinois, Sarah Webb and Franklin S Webb, whereabouts unknown.
* Reprinted with permission.