The Rev. Ruth "Wini" Munson


The Rev. Ruth “Wini” Winifred Munson, 86, a Great Plains clergy member, born March 12, 1935; died January 18, 2022. She married Charles L. Munson on August 28, 1955. She left her first career in education at age 40 to earn a Master of Divinity Degree from Saint Paul School of Theology.  In 1982, she was ordained as an Elder in the United Methodist Church.  She served churches in Mound City-Blue Mound, Wamego-Alma-Paxico, Topeka and Basehor; and Shawano, Wisconsin.  After retirement in 2001, she did volunteer service for the LaCygne UMC and for the Asbury United Methodist Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Rev. Charles Munson; four sons: David (Lisa) Munson; Martin (Theresa) Munson; Eric (Kathy) Munson; and Paul Munson; 15 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. In memoriam, the family requests contributions to:  Alzheimer Disease Research or Saint Paul School of Theology. Services were held Jan. 29, at LaCygne UMC, 402 Chestnut St.