Ruth Carol Cappel died Thursday, April 3, 2008 at the Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman, Neb. She was 74.
She was born March 30, 1934, to Leland Archie and Charlotta Augusta (Bonar) Guthrie in Indianola, Neb. She graduated from Indianola High School in 1952.
She married Gaylord Cappel on Sept. 29, 1956, in Indianola. She lived in McCook, Neb., for more than 40 years, before moving to Benkelman in 2004. Ruth enjoyed spending time with her family and going to garage sales.
She was a member of the Evangelical Free Church in McCook.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Leland and Charlotta; former husband, Gaylord in 2003; two sons, Gary and Kenneth; daughter, Dorothy; three brothers, Carl Guthrie, Dean Guthrie, Lyle Guthrie; three sisters, Opal Madden, Evelyn Harris and Gail Porth.
She is survived by her son, Robert D. Cappel of Everett, Wash.; daughter, Jeanette Wonderly and husband, Tony of Benkelman; brother, Lewis Guthrie and wife, Beverly of Holbrook, Neb.; sister, Leah Davenport of Austin, Texas. two grandchildren, Kaleb Paul Wonderly and Brady Lee Wonderly; and former daughter-in-law Mary J. Glowner of Everett, Wash.
Memorials may be given in her name.
Funeral services were today at Evangelical Free Church in McCook with Pastor Bruce Lester officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in McCook.
Friends may sign her book at the funeral home or send condolences online at www.carpenterbreland.com.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.