Ruby Sheldon, age 93 of Taylor, passed away Aug. 9, 2011, at Off Broadway Apartments in Broken Bow.
Ruby was born March 2, 1918, in Beaver Crossing to John and Elise Wurst. The family later moved to York where they farmed.
After college, she began her teaching career in one-room schoolhouses. She retired from teaching at Sargent Public Schools in the late 1980s.
She met Wilson E. Sheldon in college, and June 2, 1941, they were married at Fairmont. They moved to Loup County where they lived their entire married life. To this union three sons were born; Kenneth, Leroy and Raymond.
Ruby was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She took great pride in her teaching, farming, and cooking for family and friends.
Ruby was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a son; four brothers and two sisters.
She is survived by her sons, Kenneth and wife Barbra of Shawnee, Okla., and Raymond and wife Lajean of North Platte; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Richard Wurst of Stromsburg, and Gordon Wurst of York; sisters, Lois Nicholson of Lincoln, and Marie Carlson of Polk, and a host of relatives and friends.
Funeral services were Aug. 12, 2011, at Rhoad Funeral Chapel in Sargent with Cliff Reynolds officiating. Inter-ment was in Madison Square Cemetery west of Taylor, with Rhoad Funeral Home of Sargent in charge of arrangements.
Published in Custer County Chief, Aug. 18, 2011