July 5, 1917-July 26, 2009
MAYWOOD -- Ruby (Folkers) Kahler, 92, died Sunday (July 26, 2009).
She was born July 5, 1917, near Angora, to Jaye and Mollie (Grove) Folkers. She spent her early years in Morrill County except for about three years that the family lived in Guernsey, Wyo. They returned to Morrill County in 1926. They later moved to Bridgeport. She graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1935.
On May 2, 1937, she married Dan Kahler at Bridgeport. They lived southwest of Maywood until 1972 when they retired from the farm and moved into Maywood. In 1960 Ruby started college and earned a teaching certificate and began teaching. She taught for 19 years at schools in Frontier, Lincoln and Red Willow counties. By going to night school and summer school she graduated from Kearney State College in 1971. She was appointed County Superintendent of Schools in 1980 and held that position until the office was discontinued in 2000.
She worked at Sunset Haven for more than 10 years as a nurse. She also worked at Senior Living Choices as a nurse.
She has been a member of the Maywood Christian Church since November 1989. She was elected secretary treasurer in 1990 and served in that capacity for many years. She belonged to the Frontier County Historical Society and served as secretary. She was a member of the Stockville Friendship Club and the Pinochle Card Club and Sixties Club. She was also a member of the Maywood Country Gardeners garden club.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her son, Warren; a grandson, Wendell Greg Peters, and great grandson, Gunner Joe Simpson; her parents; two sisters Katherine Connelly and Violet Fulton; and three brothers, Lyle Folkers, Truman Folkers, and Jaye Folkers.
Survivors include her daughters, Loretta Dewey of Kearney, Janice and husband, Wendell Peters of McCook and Barbara and husband, Rodney Vrbka of Tecumseh: 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, 2 p.m., at the Maywood Christian Church in Maywood, with the Rev. Dale Heimer officiating. Burial will take place in the Maywood Cemetery.
Visitation is today, 4-8 p.m., with the family present from 6-8 p.m., at Blase-Wetzel-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Curtis.
Memorials are suggested to the Maywood Christian Church or the Asera Care Hospice.
Online condolences can be given at wwwblasestrauser.com.
Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.