Ruthann was born in Winfield on July 27, 1964, to the late Amy Joyce Rhodd Nixon Vidricksen and Edward Eugene Nixon Sr. In 1971 the family moved to Salina. Ruthann graduated from Salina South High School in 1983.
Ruthann loved to have fun. She was happiest when playing games with her family. But one shouldn’t let her sweet disposition fool you, she liked to win and she may have taken some shortcuts (ahem) to be victorious. She adored all kinds of animals. Her cat, Cricket, was a faithful companion in recent years.
Special thanks to all the medical personnel who assisted Ruthann throughout the years.
Ruthann is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Chelsea and Stephan Shelton; granddaughters, Kaylynn and Regan Shelton; brothers, Gene Nixon (Becky Van Nahmen) and Jeff Nixon (Barbara).
A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Salina Animal Shelter.