Ruth Reynolds, 88, of North Platte went home to be with the Lord on April 23, 2018.
Ruth was born on October 24, 1929 in Logan County, NE on the family farm. She lived there with her parents, Richard and Harriet (Colburn) Lockhart, three brothers, and a sister until the age of 12. She and her mother moved to North Platte so Ruth could continue school, with her father following after harvest.
Ruth was very proud of the fact that she was able to work at the Canteen. Throughout her life she had many occupations, many with her husband, Clyde Reynolds, including rural mail carrier and hauling newspaper bundles 175 miles a day. Her favorite jobs were waitressing at the Friendly Inn, listening to students read to her at the elementary school, and “being a display” and working at the Children’s Museum. Other than her family her proudest accomplishment was earning her GED.
She is survived by her children, Wayne (Maria) Reynolds, Ruth Stout, Mike (Pat) Reynolds, and Debra (Robert) Stewart; and grandsons, Robert Stout and Bill May. She was like the woman who lived in a shoe and had so many grand, great-grand, great-great-grand, and great-great-great-grand kids that no one can count them all!
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clyde; daughter, Lucille Bangert; sister, Betty Northey; and brothers, Richard, and Arthur.
Memorials are suggested to family to be divided amongst her favorite charities. Online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com
Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the First Presbyterian Church with Pastor Gary Smith officiating. Burial will follow at the North Platte City Cemetery. Visitation will be noon – 8:00 p.m. Friday at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.