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Ruth McCabe

Ruth McCabe
June 22, 1923 -  July 6, 2019

Ruth McCabe age 96, of Fremont
Died Saturday July 6, 2019 at Shalimar Gardens.

Ruth Margaret (Beard) McCabe, originally of Auburn, NE passed quietly Saturday morning with family at her side. Ruth was born June 22, 1923 in Lincoln, NE to Lillie and Harold Beard. The family moved to Auburn, NE where she attended school to 11th grade and was a member of the Methodist Church. The family later moved to Omaha, NE where she graduated from Omaha Central High School. She married Roy McCabe of Omaha on Nov. 4, 1942. During WWII she followed Roy while he was in training, she worked an interesting array of odd jobs during this time. Ruth returned to Omaha and worked at the Mead Ordinance Plant until the end of the war and also at Chris Drug Store. Ruth and Roy moved to Fremont, NE in 1947, purchased Roy’s Radio and TV Repair Shop that she managed until they sold the company.

They were members of First United Methodist Church where Ruth enjoyed teaching Sunday School, joining committees, and her UMW Circle. Ruth was a very active 50 year member of Arbor Vitae Chapter 92 Order of Eastern Star where she served as Worthy Matron in 1977, was later a Grand Representative, and held many other offices. During her life she was also a member of Daughters of the Nile, Ramus, and Kensington serving as President for each. Ruth was a Cub Scout Den Mother, 4-H leader, Demolay Mom, PTA Activity chair.
She loved to sew and knit making items for the Shrine Hospital, Eastern Star Home for Children, Oriental Band, St. Andrew’s Church in Omaha and many items for family and friends. She also enjoyed spending time outdoors where she attended to her large garden and loved to mow her large yard. She enjoyed traveling, taking bus and auto trips with friends. In later years her great joy was spending time with her 8 grandchildren.

Preceded in death by parents Lillie and Harold Beard, husband Roy Sr., sisters Winnie Reams (Bernie), Carrie Walton (Bill), Shirley O’Hara (Bob), brother Carl Beard (Jackie), grandchild Kevin, and daughter-in- law Patti (Roger). Survived by children Roy Jr. (Cinda), Ronald both of Fremont, Rhonda Lynn Cardey (Ron), and Roger both of Omaha. Grandchildren Chad (Heather), Renae, Melissa, Tyler (Amy), Alyssa (Nate), Shelby (Nick), Amanda, Delaney and 7 Great Grandchildren.

The funeral service will be 10am Wednesday July 10, 2019 at Fremont First United Methodist Church. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3-8pm with the family present 6pm to 8pm at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel in Fremont. Order of the Eastern Star Service will be at 7:30pm and open to the public.

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