Ruth C. Flaugh

Ruth Charlene Flaugh, age 92 of Coleridge, Nebraska and previously of Hartington, Nebraska died on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at the Park View Haven Nursing Home in Coleridge, Nebraska.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at the Skylon Ballroom in Hartington at 2:00 p.m.  with Richard Gasser and Eric Sterling officiating.  Burial will be at the Hartington City Cemetery in Hartington, Nebraska.  Visitation will be on Saturday, at the Skylon from 12:30 p.m. until 2pm.  You may watch a livestream of the funeral at www.facebook.com/WintzRay/live/  Facemasks and social distancing are required for the visitation and funeral service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.

Pallbearers will be Darwin Kirschenman, Mike Hauck, Scott Kincaid, Matt Johnson, Emmet Johnson, Duane Grotz, John Weber, Lynn Flaugh, and Paul Veldcamp.

Ruth Charlene was born on March 29, 1928 to John and Lillian (Nelson) Connors in Laramie, Wyoming.  As a young girl Ruth made her choice to serve the Lord, a commitment she remained faithful to all the days of her life.  She attended the Buckeye and Albany schools in Wyoming and graduated from Laramie High School.  Ruth taught school in a one room school house in Buckeye, Wyoming.  Ruth married Virgil Flaugh on February 11, 1952 in Laramie, WY.  As a farmer’s wife, she thoroughly enjoyed gardening, canning, sewing, and raising her four children.  She loved attending the annual church convention.  Ruth and Virgil served the Lord faithfully together for many years and especially enjoyed fellowship, family & friends.  Ruth always had a wonderful smile and twinkle in her eye.  She will be remembered by her love of warmly entertaining people in her home and feeding them her tasty meals.

Ruth is survived by her husband of 68 years, Virgil of Coleridge; two daughters Eva (Dexter) Ellis of Sioux Center, Iowa, Patty (Darrell) Doering of Conrad, MT; son Rodney (Deb) Flaugh of Hartington; daughter-in-law Debbie Flaugh of Washington; sisters Anna Connors of Guthrie, OK, Alma Hill of Franklin, TN; seven grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, son Doug Flaugh, a brother Robert Connors.

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9 response to "Ruth C. Flaugh"

  1. By: Anita Forsberg Posted: November 9, 2020

    Dear Family of Ruth, Yes, Ruth’s twinkling smile and sweet voice made one feel so loved! The Flaugh family was a name often mentioned in our home as we grew up. I feel thankful to have know Virgil and Ruth and all your family. My thoughts are with all of you. Love in Christ, Anita Forsberg

  2. By: Laurie Moseley Posted: November 10, 2020

    I only met Ruth once,, but I know her wonderful daughter Patty well so Ruth must have been a great woman to have raised such special children. Love you Patty

  3. By: Debbie Hooyer Posted: November 10, 2020

    Ruth was a very nice lady. I remember her coming to Thanksgiving and bringing a pecan cream cheese pie. I still make and always say “ this is Eves mom pie”. Comfort to the family in your loss.

  4. By: Leslie Ralph Lauren Posted: November 11, 2020

    PROVERBS 31 came to my thoughts this morning as I thought of our dear sister and would have loved to be there but will be in spirit. May we all know the peace that comes as we fully trust HIM .

  5. By: Danny Schlote Posted: November 13, 2020

    Prayers and sympathies to her family.

  6. By: wintzray Posted: November 13, 2020

    Dear Virgil, Rod/Deb, Eva, Patty. Debbie & family;

    Our sincere sympathy in your loss. We rejoice in that she now is enjoying what God promised to those who committed their life to serving Him according to His Plan & Will!
    Glad for all the times we were together enjoying fellowship with each other. The Bible talks about the “earnest of our inheritance “. To me that is what we enjoy here on earth.
    Ruth & Virgil enjoyed it to the fullest! That “twinkle” in Ruth’s eye is a reflection of the joy her and Virgil had “within” to deal with life’s experiences. Something we ALL can enjoy if we embrace it as Ruth & Virgil did!
    With ALL our love.

    Arlene & Ron

  7. By: Gary and Tracy Bartlett Posted: November 13, 2020

    Virgil, Eva, Patty, Rod and families-Ruth was a such special lady. Her twinkling smile and warmth always made us feel so welcome. It was always a treat to visit the Flaugh home. Ruth and Virgil were just part of the bedrock growing up and I value their example greatly. We will be with you in spirit on Saturday. With love and care, Gary & Tracy

  8. By: Cheryl (whaley)Anderson Posted: November 14, 2020

    Dearest Flaugh families, I have so many wonderful memories of Ruth and your family growing up and am thankful for that, but I am most thankful for the example and faithfulness of Virgil and Ruth. We met together every Sunday and Wednesday all our growing up years.Ruth always had a cheerful countenance, and wonderful spirit. There were always wonderful creations coming from her kitchen! Just this fall I used her recipe for green tomato and cabbage relish. I so would like to be with you today as I consider you family. We love you and are thinking of you. Roger and Cheryl Anderson

  9. By: Carol MacDonald Posted: November 16, 2020

    Virgil and family. My husband and I had the pleasure of meeting you in 2010. We came to Nebraska to look up my Collier family. You shared with us family pictures and stories. I will be forever be grateful to have meet you. Deepest condolences.
    Sincerely Carol MacDonald.

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