Ruth Schnabel

Thursday, July 22, 2004

Dec. 27, 1919-July 20, 2004

Ruth Schnabel, 84, of McCook, died Tuesday (July 20, 2004) at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook.

She was born Dec. 27, 1919, to August and Sophia (Krausce) Schnabel in Culbertson and she moved with her family at an early age to a home near Trenton, where she attended school

On Dec. 22, 1934, she married Lee Steinke in Oberlin. They farmed south of Trenton for several years. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lee; infant son, Leonard Leroy; sisters, Gertie, Freida, Lucille, Marie and Martha; brothers, Lloyd, Walter and Herman; and sons-in-law, Ronald Drain and Larry Brookshire.

Survivors include her daughters, Delores "Dude" Drain of Trenton, Dianne Dotson and husband, Daniel of McHenry, Ill., and Dixie Brookshire of Omaha; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

No services are planned. A private inurnment will be at a later date. There will be no visitation or viewing.

Forch Funeral Home of Stratton is in charge of the arrangements.