Celebration of Life services for Ruth D. (Adams) Marsh age 93 of Neligh, NE will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 17, 2020 at United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to Funeral service at 9:00 a,m, until time of service at the church. Beyer Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Neligh is handling the arrangements. Ruth passed away February 11, 2020 at Arbor Care and Rehabilitation Center in Neligh, NE. Condolences may be directed to the family at
Ruth was born on a farm southwest of Oakdale to Enos and Murl (Beer) Adams on June 30, 1926. She attended country school until moving with her family to a farm near Neligh in 1931. She graduated from Neligh High School in 1943. She worked for a short time in California before returning to Lincoln, NE where she worked in defense plant.
On June 2, 1944, she was married to Melvin Marsh. She lived with her parents and worked as a secretary while Melvin was serving in the Army. After his discharge, they farmed until 1992. They lived east of Neligh for 61 years.
She was a member of the Neligh United Methodist Church for over 80 years where she served as financial secretary for many years and on various other committees and did volunteer work in town. She loved working with her flowers, doing crosswords, playing cards, and watching the Huskers but most of all, just having family home. She moved to the Neligh assisted living center in November 2013 after the death of her husband. She is survived by her 4 children, Barry (Alta) Marsh of Central City, NE, Pat Decker of Tilden, NE, Carla Schwahn of Seward, NE, and Jacque (Paul) Skog of Evanston, WY, seven grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, one step granddaughter and 5 step great grandchildren.
Preceding in death were her husband, parents, 4 brothers, Gene, Melvin, Robert and Gerald Adams, granddaughter, Andrea Marsh, grandson, Kaleb Skog and son-in-law, Richard Schwahn.