Ruby Ida (Rambat) Peters
Ruby Ida (Rambat) Peters, 98, of Tecumseh, Neb., passed away October 27, 2012 at Belle Terrace in Tecumseh, Neb.
She was born July 16, 1914 to John and Anna (Gellerman) Rambat in Bird City, Kan.
Ruby attended school in Bird City, Kan., from kindergarten thru high school graduating with the Class of 1932. She started taking music lessons when she was in the first grade and continued through high school and beyond. She started playing for Sunday School at the age of 11, then became the church organist, playing for many weddings and funerals as well as the accompanist at school operettas and other functions and went to many music contests during her high school years. After graduation Ruby helped her mother at home and gave music lessons. She also clerked at a dry goods store and drug store for a few years.
On October 3, 1940, she was united in marriage to Orval “Jake” Peters at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bird City, Kan., by the Rev. T.A. Kruger. They lived on a farm northwest of Elk Creek all their married life. To this union two sons were born, Roger Lynn and Terrance John, “T.J.” Jake passed away July 2, 1997.
Ruby was very talented in many ways. She became one of the organists at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, was a member of the Dorcas Society, Bible study group and a pinochle club. Ruby enjoyed knitting and counted cross stitch and homemaking activities such as cooking, baking and entertaining.
She is survived by her sons, Roger L. Peters of Byers, Colo., and “T.J.” Peters and wife Malinda of Bowie, Texas; granddaughter, Meghan of Chicago, Ill.; sisters-in-law, Phyllis Rambat of Arvada, Colo., Ruth (Peters) Hurst of Camden, S.C., and Marion (Nelson) Peters of Tecumseh, Neb.; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband “Jake,” her parents, sister, Emma Holscher, brothers, Ervin, Bill, Harry, Harvey and LeeRoy Rambat and four sisters-and brothers-in-law.
Memorial services were held November 1, 2012 at the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, southwest of Elk Creek, Neb.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family’s choice. ❖
Kay Reedy, 62, of Hoxie, Kan., passed away October 24, 2012, at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Lakewood, Colo.
She was born May 31, 1950, in Norton, Kan., to Joseph G. and Josephone (Von Schuetz) Kinser.
Kay and her siblings were reared on the Kinser family farm east of Allison. She attended Jennings public schools.
On December 29, 1968, Kay was united in marriage to Tom Reedy in Jennings, Kansas. They first lived in Hays, Kan., where both attended Fort Hays State University. When the couple moved to Sylvan Grove for Tom’s teaching job, Kay attended Beloit Technical College and earned her LPN degree. The majority of Tom and Kay’s marriage was spent in Hoxie, Kan. Kay worked as an LPN at the Sheridan County Hospital for a brief time and as a bookkeeper at the State Bank of Hoxie for 33 years.
Kay was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, as well as a cherished sister, aunt and great aunt. Many weekends were spent at the Kinser family farm making special memories with immediate and extended family. She also enjoyed traveling to spend time with her children. Kay spent many years involved in the Hoxie Christian Church and Sheridan County Fair. She enjoyed gardening and was well known for her homemade salsa and “Kay’s Candied Peppers.” Kay enjoyed collecting antique coffee jars and tins. She was an avid sports enthusiast, traveling to watch her children, nieces and nephews play. She continued her love of sports by watching televised athletics, her favorite being KU men’s basketball.
Survivors include her husband, Tom of Hoxie, Kan.; one son and his wife, Morgan and Annabelle Reedy of Lawrence, Kan.; two daughters and their husbands, Susan and Christian Rosauer of Pewaukee, Wisc., and Andrea and Gary Schwager of Lindsborg, Kan.; two brothers and their wives, Jerry and Sandi Kinser of Concordia and John and Kay Kinser of Whitesboro, Texas; two sisters and their husbands, Linda and John Stanley of Oberlin and Janet and Damon Morrin of Miamisburg, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Mary Kinser of Jennings; her grandson, Ivan Rosauer; in addition to many nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Tim Kinser.
Memorial services were held October 30, 2012 at Hoxie Christian Church.
A private family inurnment will be at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hoxie Christian Church of charity of donor’s choice. ❖
Velma Mae Hupp
Velma Mae Hupp, 84, of Butte, Neb., passed away October 28, 2012 at the Butte HealthCare Center.
She was born in a coal miner’s cabin at Gillette, Wyo., to Arthur M. Blair and Della Rose (True) Blair on September 28, 1928.
When Velma was two weeks old, her father moved the family to a farm northeast of Bloomfield, Neb. They lived there for two years. They then moved southwest of Brunswick, Neb., to a farm called the Graham Place. They lived there till the spring of 1938, when Velma was 9-years-old. Once again they moved, this time to a farm south of Royal, Neb., called the Beale Place. They lived there for three years and then made one more final move to the Wells Place, just a mile away. Velma attended school through the eighth grade.
When she was 16-years-old, she met Jim Hupp at a young people’s church meeting on the Cliff Misner ranch north of Atkinson, Neb. Shortly thereafter Velma left home and moved to Atkinson to work for Mrs. Bart Lee. Velma married Jim Hupp on July 3, 1947, at the Methodist parsonage in Burke, S.D.
They lived on a farm 23 miles north of Atkinson, Neb., until 1953. Jim and Velma then moved to the Clayton Jennings ranch near Highmore, S.D., and lived there for two years. They then moved to a ranch near Woodlake, Neb. Two years later in 1957, they moved back to Holt County, north of Atkinson, Neb., and lived along the Niobrara River until 1989, when they retired and moved to Butte, Neb.
One of Velma’s long time dreams was to graduate from high school. At age 63, she began private tutoring to obtain her GED. In the spring of 1992 she attended her Graduation ceremony in Norfolk, Neb.
Velma enjoyed fishing, gardening, playing cards, feeding the birds and squirrels, and most of all visiting her many friends and relatives. She was a hard worker all her life and cooked for many hired men over the years. She also worked at the Sale Barn Café.
Her grandchildren were one of her greatest joys and she spent as much time with them as possible.
She is survived by daughters, June Sherrett of Butte, Neb., Sherry Schulte and husband Leo, of Butte, Neb., Judy Kramer and husband Rollin, of Atkinson, Neb.; son, Dick Hupp and wife Juanita of Chattaroy, Wash.; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; three brothers, Ted Blair of Rochester, N.H., Jim Blair and wife Lois of Ree Heights, S.D., Dave Blair and wife Joan of Sioux City, Iowa; sisters-in-law Myrtle Blair of Winnetoon, Neb., and Mardelle Blair of Elgin, Neb., and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Jim, three sisters, Mildred Montgomery, Beryl Gill, and Margie Blair; two brothers, Bill Blair and Jack Blair; son-in-law, Everett Sherrett; one grandson, three great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Services were held November 1, 2012 at the Community Bible Church in Butte, Neb. Interment followed in the Butte Cemetery. ❖