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  • Obituary: Ruth Moore Dankof, 98, of Hamburg

  • Ruth Moore Dankof, 98, of Hamburg died Aug. 16, 2012 at the Ambassador in Sidney. She was born on Feb. 21, 1914 at Greeley, Neb., the daughter of George and Anna (McCollum) Moore.  She attended school in Ericson, Neb., graduating in 1934 with 12 classmates.  She married Darrell “Danny” Dankof on June 7, 1936 in Dunbar, Neb.


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  • Ruth Moore Dankof, 98, of Hamburg died Aug. 16, 2012 at the Ambassador in Sidney. She was born on Feb. 21, 1914 at Greeley, Neb., the daughter of George and Anna (McCollum) Moore.  She attended school in Ericson, Neb., graduating in 1934 with 12 classmates.  She married Darrell “Danny” Dankof on June 7, 1936 in Dunbar, Neb.
     
    Ruth was left motherless at the age of 3.  She lived with relatives for two years then was put into The Mother of Jewel Orphanage in York. She remained there until she was 13 years old. She returned to her father and the ranch.  The next year her father fell ill and died.  Ruth was then put into social services care and was given foster parents.  She remained in two different homes until she was married.
     
    Ruth lived in Hamburg and worked at Inter-State Nursery for 35 years.  She began working there in 1938 and worked primarily as an order filler.  She and her husband also owned and operated a greenhouse of annual plants from 1947-1953. 
     
    She was a member of the Methodist Church and enjoyed being with her family, cooking, working with plants and flowers,  reading and had great fun with whomever she was around.
     
    Surviving is son Danny D. Dankof of St. Joseph, Mo.; daughters Annette Thompson of Hamburg and Mary Gail Lyons and husband Tom of Washington, Iowa; 11 grandchildren, two step grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
     
    She was preceded by her husband in 1987; son Michael K. Dankof in 2010; grandson David Thompson; brothers Cameron, Ford, John, Gilbert and Roscoe; sister Pearl Christensen; and son-in-law Buford Thompson.
     
    Funeral services will be held Monday, Aug. 20, at 2 p.m. at the Rash-Gude Funeral Home in Hamburg with Grant Wiley officiating.
     
    Burial will follow in the Hamburg Cemetery.
     
    The family will greet friends from 1 p.m. until service time at the funeral home on Monday Viewing is open from 3-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
     
    Memorials may be given to the Hamburg Rescue or the Hamburg Library.
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