I did the look up for you in the Manhattan (Kansas) Mercury. The obituary appeared Friday, February 12, 1993, page A2. If you would like the photocopy, contact me off site within 30 days.
Ruth Ellen Goodson, 84, formerly of 425 Pierce St., died Feb. 11 at Wharton Manor Nursing Home.
She was born Nov. 18, 1908 in Burlingame. She lived in Manhattan until 1961, when she moved to California. She returned to Manhattan eight years ago.
Mrs. Goodson was a homemaker. She married James H. Goodson and he preceded her in death in 1970.
Survivors include two sons, Gary Goodson, Manhattan, and James L. Goodson of Florida; two daughters, Eva Anthony, Orange, Calif. and Esther Wilson, Topeka; a sister, Esther Cravens, of New Jersey; 11 grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Goodson was cremated. Memorial services will be held at a later date.
A memorial has been established for Wharton Manor. Contributions may be left in care of Edwards-Yorgensen-Meloan Funeral Home, which is handling arrangements.