Ruby M. Broman - March 06, 2014
Ruby M. Broman, age 102, of Seward, Neb., formerly of Blue Rapids, passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Ridgewood Rehabilitation and Care Center in Seward.
Ruby was born Jan. 30, 1912, at Alexander, Kan. to Jacob W. and Marie L. (Hula) Henrich. She married June W. Cole in 1927, they later divorced. She married William L. Whitesell in 1930, he passed away in 1979. In 1984 she married Charles A. Broman, he passed away shortly after their marriage.
Ruby had been a farm wife most of her life. She also hung wallpaper, worked in the meat department at the McKee IGA store and was a cook for the Blue Valley Café in Blue Rapids. She was a member of the United Presbyterian Church in Blue Rapids, a member of the Blue Rapids Rebekah Lodge #337, Union Pacific Railroad Retirement, RSVP in Marysville and the Fairview Busy Bee Club.
Also preceding her in death were her parents; a son William J. Whitesell and his wife Marilyn; four brothers, Theodore Henrich, William Henrich, Jesse Henrich and Clinton Henrich; four sisters, Susie Bucholz, Elizabeth Boyd, Emma Nider and Rosa Ross; two grandsons; Tavis Ross, Mitchell Whitesell; two great-grandsons, Micaiah Ross, Spencer Whitesell and son-in-law Robert Higgins.
Survivors include her son Carl E. Whitesell and wife, Ann, of Scranton, Kan.; three daughters, Mary Lou Higgins of El Cajon, Calif., Beulah M. Spunaugle and husband, Tom,of Seward, Neb., Delma M. Hartig and husband, Raymond, of Lincoln, Neb.; and a sister, Cassie Mather of Toledo, Ohio; five grandsons, James Michael Ross and wife Rhona, William Whitesell and wife Jimie, Michael Whitesell, Patrick Whitesell and special friend Kendra and Daniel Hartig; ten granddaughters, Connie Wapp, Phyllis Jones and husband Jean-Paul, Brenda Whitesell, Carla Childers and husband Phil, Mary Lou Rogers and husband Jerry, Rita Burch and husband Billy, Teri Pokorny and husband Herb, Christie Bartelt and husband Randy, Julie Graham and husband Myron, and Karen Karr and husband Russell; thirty-three great grandchildren, Cassie Salinas, Cody Ross, Jesse Ross, Ian Tavis Ross, Christopher Whitesell, Amanda Bender, Stephanie Wecker, Angel Whitesell, Kimberly Whitesell, Tyler Jones, Zachary Jones, Christina McClendon, Jessica McClendon, Teresa Altof, Chelsey Rogers, Jared Rogers, Blake Whitesell, Erica Wyatt, Logan Whitesell, Dakota Cott, Caleb Cott, Andrew Burch, Nicholas Burch, Sarah Satterlee, Amber Bartelt, Darienne Pokorny, Paxton Graham, Baylor Graham, April Graham, Autumn Graham, Stockton Graham, Austin Karr and Brandon Karr; twenty-six great-great grandchildren, Julian Naramore, Layla Salinas, Desmond Salinas, Naomi Salinas, Tavis Ross, Ruby Ross, Mary Ross, Bayleigh Whitesell, Jaden Whitesell, Stacia Whitesell, Trevor Whitesell, Austin Bender, Pandora Wecker, Chyna Wecker, Lyta Wecker, Ryan Childers, Isaiah Bearce, Constance Altof, Shelby Altof, Addyson Winn, Anthony Wyatt, Willow Wyatt, Eva Wyatt, York Wyatt, Diesel Wyatt and Ruby Satterlee.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, March 7, 2014, at the United Presbyterian Church in Blue Rapids with Reverend Marilyn Sweet officiating.
Casket Bearers are Pat Whitesell, Dan Hartig, Bill Whitesell, J. Michael Ross, Russ Karr, Randy Bartelt, Myron Graham, Herb Pokorny and Billy Burch.
Burial will be at Prospect Hill Cemetery north of Blue Rapids.
Viewing will be from noon to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Terry-Christie Funeral Home in Waterville where Ruby’s family will receive guests from 6-8 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to Tabitha Hospice of Seward, Neb. or the charity of their choice and may be sent in care of Terry-Christie Funeral Home at PO Box 61, Waterville, Kan. 66548.
Services arranged by Terry-Christie Funeral Home, Waterville, Kan. Condolences may be left on line at www.terrychris tiefuneralhome.com.