Ruby Meyer

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Meyer, 90, of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 10, 2008, at First English Lutheran Church of Spencer. Rev. Paul Kaldahl will officiate the service.

Visitation will begin at 2:30 p.m., Monday with the family present from 6:30-8 p.m. at Warner Funeral Home of Spencer.

Interment will take place at Marcus-Amherst Cemetery of Marcus.

Ruby passed away Friday, June 6, 2008, at St. Luke Lutheran Home of Spencer.

Ruby Evelyn Meyer, the daughter of Lloyd and Clara Severence Van Horn, was born March 5, 1918, in North Loup, Neb. Her childhood years were spent in North Loup where she received her early education. She later received her GED. She was baptized March 28, 1943, at the Methodist Church in Larrabee, and confirmed April 3, 1955, at the Bethel Lutheran Church in Sutherland.

Ruby married Arthur Taylor in August of 1937, and to this union two children were born, Jacquelyn and Pamela.

She married Alvin Meyer on July 3, 1954, in Cherokee. Following their marriage, they lived near Sutherland and Everly before moving to Spencer in 1972. While residing in Spencer, she worked as a cook for Head Start and later as a housekeeper at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer. Ruby was an active member of First English Lutheran Church in Spencer where she taught Sunday school for 40 years, held several offices and was a member of the church guild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Jaquelyn Kay; granddaughter, Vicki Wilkinson; and a brother, Lyle Van Horn.

Ruby is survived by her husband, Alvin of Spencer; one daughter: Pamela Tripp of Urbandale; seven stepsons: Charles (Joan) Meyer of Keystone Heights, Fla., Robert (Marjorie) Meyer of Raymond, S.D., Kenneth (JoAnn) Meyer of Worthington, Minn., Floyd (Judy) Meyer of Collinsville, Texas, Jim (Dottie) Meyer of Gilderhaus, Austria, Alan (Pat) Meyer of Kirkwood, and Dennis (Jane) Meyer of Powder Springs, Ga.; 26 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; eight great-great- grandchildren; four brothers: Merlyn (Frances) Van Horn, Harold Van Horn, Leland Van Horn and Carroll (Terry) Van Horn; and two sisters: Muriel (Walter) Tolfa and Merna Babcock.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to First English Lutheran Church, St. Luke Lutheran Home or the Alzheimer's Association.