OMAHA -- Ruth Bernice (Anderson) Dunn, 93, died Friday (Feb. 17, 2006), at Brookestone Village in Omaha.
She was born Dec. 14, 1912 on the family farm southwet of Stamford to Bernard August and Hulda Marie (Hultberg) Anderson. She was baptized in her youth in the Swedish Mission Church southwest of Stamford. She attended Wide Awake Rural School District No. 43 in Harlan County through the eighth grade.
On July 22, 1933, she married John Shannon Dunn at the Norton County Court House in Norton, Kan. He preceded her in death Nov. 7, 1957. She remained in Stamford until 1997 when she moved to Alma. In 2003, she moved to Omaha to be near her daughter, Louise.
She was a member of the Evangelical Free Church, White Cross, Women's Missionary Society and was a charter member of the Friendly Sisters Club.
She was preceded in death by parents; her husband; two children, Marilyn Bernice and Kent John; eight sisters, including twin sisters Signe and Gerda at birth, Eunice Flodine and husband, Albert, Hilma Delimont and husband, Julius, Edna Lazure and husband, Ira, Elsie Pittman and husband, Hugh, Ethel Lans and husband, Clare, and Ella Dunn and husband, Cecil; and three brothers, Arthur, Lowell and Roy Anderson.
Survivors include four daughters, Marilyn Dunn of Tahlequah, Okla., Janet Blickenstaff and husband LeRoy of New York Mills, Minn., Louise Churchill and husband, John of Omaha, and Jeannine Whitten and husband, Stanley of McCook; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, 10 a.m., at the Evangelical Free Church in Stamford with the Rev. Murray Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Swedish Cemetery in Stamford.
Visitation is today until 9 p.m., at Banta-Torrey Funeral Home in Alma.
A memorial has been established.
Banta-Torrey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.