Ruth Elizabeth Lutz, age 80 of Sutherland, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, at Great Plains Health in North Platte.
Ruth was born Aug. 10, 1937, in Nebraska City, NE to Kenneth and Margie (Morris) Conaway.  
She married Richard R. Lutz on June 4, 1955 in Avoca at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.  
They resided in eastern Nebraska until 1969 when they moved to Sutherland.  
Ruth was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.  
She worked various jobs in Sutherland but her favorite job was being a Foster Grandparent at the Sutherland Schools. She loved being around children and helping them in any way she could.
Ruth is survived by her husband Dick; sons Dick Jr. (Kelly), Paul (Laurie) and John (Kendra) Lutz, all of Sutherland; daughter Teresa McKinney of Omaha; 14 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; brother Ken (Jane) Conaway; sisters Alice Grassman and Kay (Gene) McKern, all of Council Bluffs, Iowa; as well as other extended family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; children Elizabeth, Margie, Peggy and Mark; grandchildren Brittany and Mark; and her brother Mike.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Sacred Heart Lift Fund or Foster Grandparents.  Online condolences may be shared at  Christian Wake Services will be 7 p.m. Friday Feb. 16.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, both at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sutherland with the Reverend Robert Chamberlain as Celebrant.  Burial will follow at the Riverview Cemetery.  Those wishing to do so may sign the register book from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Friday Feb. 16 at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.