BEAVER CITY, Nebraska -- Truth Sturtevant, 96, died Friday, March 25, 2011, at her home in Beaver City.
She was born Dec. 25, 1914, in Orleans, Nebraska to John E. and Ruth (Branstine) Davis.
She attended country school. She graduated from Orleans High School with the class of 1934 with a normal training certificate. She taught county school in Harlan County for a couple years.
She married Walter W. Sturtevant on Aug. 5, 1935, in Madison, Nebraska. They spent a few years in Oregon and Idaho following marriage. They returned to Furnas County to joint farm with her husband's parents, Walter H. and Mattie Sturtevant.
They continued to farm until retiring in 1975 at which time they moved into Beaver City. She was activity director at Beaver City Manor for five years after moving into town. They later wintered in Lake Havasu, Arizona.
She was a member of Hollinger United Methodist Church in Hollinger, Nebraska beginning in 1943. She was a past member of Eastern Star. She was among the original planners in building the Beaver City Community Building which opened for rent on Dec. 8, 1983.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Walter who died Aug. 27, 1988; son, Rolland on Sept 6, 1999; 10 siblings, Roy Davis, John Ralph Davis, Grace Coffey, Carl Jacob Davis, George Davis, Mary Nicodemus Koenig, Baby Son Davis, Wilma Stansbury, Theodore Paul Davis and Ariel McNamara; and great-grandson, Ryan McCarthy.
Survivors include her daughter, Marion Howard of Edinburg, Texas; sons, Walter Sturtevant of Oxford, Nebraska, and Stephen Sturtevant and wife, Linda of Beaver City; sisters, Dorothy Caswell of Aurora, Colorado, Jean Wills of Temple, Texas, Winona McGarvey of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Shirley Jacobsen of Rocky Mount, Virginia; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services are Saturday, 10 a.m., at First United Methodist Church in Beaver City with the Revs. Linda Knipping and Jane Blum officiating. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery.
Viewing and visitation is Friday at First United Methodist Church from 6-8 p.m. with the family present.
Condolences and personal reflections may be left at www.wenburgfuneralhome.com.
Memorials may be made in her memory to Hollinger United Methodist Church or Arms Around the World Mission Project. Memorials may be left at funeral home or at the service.
Wenburg Funeral Home of Beaver City, Nebraska in charge of arrangements.