Lexington Resident: Ruth Evelyn Anderson, age 85 (1927-2013)

Ruth Evelyn Anderson, 85, of Lexington, Nebraska, died Friday, February 1st, 2013, at Lexington Regional Health Center in Lexington.

She was born December 6th, 1927, in Lincoln, Nebraska, to Paul I. and Viola M. (Goldstein) Stevens. Ruth was a 1945 graduate of Lincoln High School. Following graduation she worked for Russell-Stover Candy and Western Electric.

Ruth was united in marriage to Richard “Andy” Anderson on August 3rd, 1947, in Lincoln. Three children were born to this marriage; Cindy, Richard and Michael.
The couple lived in Arvada, Colorado, Gretna, Nebraska and retired to Lexington in 1991, to be near their daughter. She so enjoyed supporting her grandsons at their school activities.

Ruth loved to read books and novels, golfing, bowling, knitting, fishing, camping and was known to spend some time playing slot machines.

She attended the First Presbyterian Church in Lexington.

Ruth is survived by her husband of 65 years; Richard C. “Andy” Anderson of Lexington; daughter, Cindy (Roger) Reutlinger of Lexington; sons, Rick (Sheri) Anderson of Lincoln and Mike (Kathy) Anderson of Lathrop, Missouri; nine grandchildren, Chad (Stephanie) Reutlinger of Lexington; Troy (Maria) Reutlinger of Lexington; Corey Reutlinger of Fairfax, Virginia; Justin (Julia) Fry of Cross Lake, Minnesota; Jeremiah Brown of Lincoln; Jennifer (Matt) Meyer of Minneapolis, Kansas; Jennifer (Ben) Kapelke of Seattle, Washington; Justin James of Fort Collins, Colorado; and Renee (Jason) Krause of Fort Collins; 12 great-grandchildren; as well as nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Richard in infancy and Kenneth Stevens and one sister, Phyllis Lou Ehly.

Funeral Services will be Tuesday, February 5th, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Lexington with Reverends Philip Ehly and Caroline Vickery officiating.

Visitation will be held Monday, February 4th, 2013, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington.

Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington.

Memorials are suggested to the Lexington Volunteer Fire Department or the Donor’s Choice.

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements. 

Please share online condolences with the family through: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.

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