Charles Mike Ruggles, 77

Mike_RugglesCharles (Mike) Ruggles, beloved husband and father, died on the evening of July 21, 2016. Mike was born on March 24, 1939 to Charles Browning Ruggles and Zelda Ruggles. The family lived in Chicago until Mike was ten. He then lived in Jewell, KS graduating from Jewell High School and then playing semi-pro ball for K-State. After receiving his Bachelor’s degree from K-State, he earned an MA from UMKC.

Mike taught secondary social studies for 39 years in Kansas, spending the great majority of his career with Shawnee Mission at Nallwood Junior High and South High School.

He leaves behind family Craig and Valerie Foos, Kelly Miller, Cam, Lauren and Emma Miller, his beloved wife of 47 years, Patricia Ruggles, daughter Hadley, the pride of his life, and her fiancé Charlie Hutchison, as well as many dear friends.

Services will be private. Condolences may be shared with the family at

Arrangements: Cremation Center of Kansas City; 913-384-5566