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Mayree A. Ruch

July 29, 1936 — October 25, 2015

Mayree Anne “Marsh” Ruch, one of four children of Mike and Maida (Webber) Marsh, was born July 29, 1936 on a farm near Brownville, Nebraska. She attended school at Locust Grove, Rosefield, and Nemaha before graduating from Honey Creek High School.

On June 29, 1958 Mayree was married to Miles E. Ruch at the United Brethren Church in Dawson, Nebraska. They were blessed with a daughter, Margo. The couple later divorced.

Mayree is fondly remembered for her years as a cook at Dawson-Verdon Schools, where (with the exception of a few years) she worked from 1970 until the school closed in 2000. She worked at Humboldt in the school kitchen for a while after 2000. Beginning in 1973 Mayree also worked nights at a bar & grill in Dawson or the Dawson Café. For a few years she was the owner of the Dawson Café.

During her lifetime Mayree had been a member of the Nemaha Study Club, Nemaha County and Sabetha Saddle Clubs, and a card club. She belonged to the Dawson United Methodist Church until it closed, when her membership was transferred to the church in Humboldt.

In January of 2011 Mayree moved from her home in Dawson to the Good Samaritan Society in Auburn, Nebraska. She passed away there on Sunday, October 25, 2015 at the age of 79 years, 2 months, and 26 days. Her parents and brother Robert preceded her in death.

Mayree is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Margo Ruch and Barney Carder of Dawson; grandson Brandon and wife Jackie Ruch; 3 step-grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 8 step-great-grandchildren; sisters Janice Andrew of Naperville, IL; Judy and husband Larry Harmon of Dawson; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A memorial service was held Friday, October 30, 2015 at Hemmingsen Funeral Home in Auburn, with Rev. Darwin Garton officiating. Brandon Ruch served as urnbearer. Burial of ashes followed in the Nemaha Cemetery.

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

9:00am - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Hemmingsen Funeral Home

801 S St, Auburn, NE 68305

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Nemaha Cemetery

, Nemaha, NE 68414

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