Ruth Mary Leach, 92, Scottsbluff

Ruth Mary Leach, 92, of Scottsbluff, died Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. A Funeral Mass will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 9, 2012, at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Scottsbluff with Fr. Vince Parsons officiating. The Rosary will be recited at 1:30 p.m. prior to the Mass. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call at Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel Thursday between 1-8:00 p.m. Memorials may be given to St. Agnes Catholic Church or to St. Agnes School.

Ruth was born March 8, 1920 in North Platte, NE to Harry George and Catherine (Dolson) Stueve. She graduated from St. Patrick's High School in 1938 and from North West Institute Technology School in 1942. She moved to Scottsbluff on March 19, 1946 and married Milford Raymond Leach September 7, 1946 at St. Patrick's Church in North Platte, NE.

Ruth's employment included working with Drs. Clarke and Schaughnessy in North Platte and St. Mary's Hospital in Scottsbluff.

Ruth was a member of St. Agnes Altar Society, St. Mary's Hospital Auxiliary, and Catholic Daughters. She was a 4-H Leader, enjoyed sewing, playing Bridge, and bowling.

She is survived by her daughters: Mary Jo (Louis) Arbutti, Wentzville, MO, Frances M. (Gerald) Cowley, Ormond Beach, FL, Margaret M. (Jeffrey) Brannan, Minatare, NE and Anne M. Leach, Scottsbluff, NE, Sons: Timothy J. (Kathy) LEACH, O'Fallon, MO and Patrick J. Leach, Scottsbluff, NE; 16 Grandchildren and 18 Great Grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, son Thomas, infant daughter Helen and sisters: Sr. M. Dolora Stueve, Mary F. Stueve and Angela M. Stueve.

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