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Ruth Crow

November 18, 1936 — April 28, 2020

Ruth M. Crow

Ruth Mae Crow was born November 18, 1936 at Chillicothe, Missouri, to Earl and Lillian (Harms) Dickson. As a young girl she moved with her family to Elsie, Nebraska, where Ruth completed her education, graduating from Elsie High School.

In 1953, Ruth married Lester D. Pursley in Trenton, NE, where the couple settled before making Stratton, NE. their home. Ruth gained employment with the Miller Manufacturing Company, as well as working for the TRW Company of McCook, NE. She had many hobbies including fishing and gardening. Later in life, Ruth married Rodger L. Crow of Stratton.

Ruth passed away, Tuesday afternoon, April 28, 2020, at the Sarah Ann Hester Memorial Home of Benkelman, NE. Ruth was 83 years of age.

Survivors Include:
Husband: Rodger Crow of Stratton, NE
Sons: Rodney Pursley, Lester Pursley, of Oberlin, KS, and John Pursley (Pam) of Stratton, NE.
Grandchildren: Eric Phifer, Sable Phifer, Crystal Pursley, Timothy Pursley, Amanda
½ Sisters: Linda Booe of Lincoln, NE, Reeka Erlewine of Grant, NE, Shirley Brown, Ruby and Evelyn.
½ Brother: Theron Thaden
Numerous great-grandchildren

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, husband; Lester, daughter; Carol Phifer , son-in-Law; Larry Phifer.

Cremation was chosen, memorial services will be held at a later date.

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