Ruth L. Ross, 92, of Nebraska City, formerly Nehawka, died Feb. 20, 2014 at her home. She was born on June 28, 1921 in Nebraska City to Charles Edward and Clara Anne (Gude) Morris.

Ruth L. Ross, 92, of Nebraska City, formerly Nehawka, died Feb. 20, 2014 at her home. She was born on June 28, 1921 in Nebraska City to Charles Edward and Clara Anne (Gude) Morris.  


She graduated from Union High School and  Peru State College where she received her bachelor’s and master's degrees in Education.  Ruth taught at Taylor District #12 Cass County School east of Union for two years and at Union Elementary for six years.


She married Victor D. Ross on June 1, 1947 at the Union Methodist Church in Union. The couple settled in Nehawka where they farmed and raised their family.  Ruth returned to teaching and taught at Plattsmouth, Nehawka, and Murray (Conestoga) for 32 years.  She then was a substitute teacher at Murray and Nebraska City for 16 years.  She received the Ruth Stroble Award as Outstanding Teacher.


Ruth was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma for which she served as secretary and on many committees.  She belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary where she served as vice president, secretary and chaplain.  She was a faithful member for over 50 years at the Nehawka Methodist Church where she served as the Sunday school superintendent and taught Sunday school.  In addition she was a charter member of Cass County Retired Teacher's Association and  served as a judge for Odyssey of the Mind and Destination Imagination for 18 years.  Ruth had a great love for her family, teaching and being with people.


She is survived by children Diana L. Scheffler of Omaha, Ronald R. Ross and wife Linda of Olathe, Kan., and Thomas D. Ross and wife Lisa of Nebraska City; seven grandchildren:  Megan Scheffler, Laura Ross, Elise Ross and boyfriend Shawn Hamling, Erik Ross, Morgan Bishop, Mackenzie Bishop and Aaron Bishop; great-grandchild Ellie Rose Hamling; niece Mary Henne and husband Steve and their children Ryan and Clay Henne of Nehawka; other family and many friends.


A celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25,  at the Nehawka Methodist Church in Nehawka with Pastor Dorothy Smith officiating.   Inurnment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Nehawka.


The family will greet friends from 6-8 p.m. on Monday at Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City.


Memorials may be given to the Nehawka Methodist Church or the Nehawka Senior Center.


Remembrances may be left at www.gudefuneralhomes.com.


Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City is in charge of arrangements.