Ruth Babcock, 96

Ruth Babcock, age 96 of Waverly, formerly of Arcadia, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at the Waverly Care Home.Funeral services will be Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at 10 a.m. at the Berean Church in Broken Bow with Elder Jack Robinson and Pastor Larry DeMoss officiating. Burial will be in the Arcadia Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mort-uary of Broken Bow in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 9, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with the family greeting friends from 6 - 7 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary. Memorials are suggested to the Arcadia Fire and Rescue, Radio Bible Class or the Gideons International.Ruth was born Sept. 1, 1916, at West Point, to John and Jane (Long) Johnson. She was married to Chester Milton Babcock Feb. 23, 1935, at Loup City, NE. Three sons were born to this union; Gary, Vernon and Chester Jr.Chester Sr. died Dec. 28, 2001.Ruth is survived by sons Gary and wife Carolyn of Waverly, Vernon and wife June of Broken Bow, and Chester Jr. and wife Fern of Greenwood; 11 grandchildren; 37 great- grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Chester; five brothers and seven sisters.At the time of her passing Ruth was a member of the Rosemont Alliance Church in Lincoln. She and Chester were longtime residents of the Arcadia and Ansley communities and devoted members of the Arcadia Independent Church before moving to the Lincoln area due to failing health. Ruth was a committed follower of Jesus Christ and spent many hours studying and memorizing Scripture up until just days before her passing. She dearly loved her children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren. She also enjoy-ed reading, gardening, cooking and listening to Gospel music.Published in Custer County Chief, Nov. 8, 2012