Ruth Virginia Reim
Date of Birth
November 13, 1928
Dorchester, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
March 5, 2021
Ashland, Nebraska
Graveside Service

Private Service
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 ~ 10:30 a.m.
Ashland Cemetery ~ Ashland, Nebraska

*The service will be live streamed on the Marcy Mortuary Facebook page.


In care of the family for future designation

Ruth Virginia Reim was born November 13, 1928 in Dorchester, NE to Jay and Esther (Scott) Younkin.  Ruth attended a rural school and graduated from Dorchester High School.  She went to UNL and got a teaching certificate and taught in a country school for three years.  Then she went to Lincoln and worked at Elgin Watch Factory.  There she met her husband, Herman “Fred” Reim, thru mutual friends.  They married on March 12, 1950 in Dorchester, NE.  To this union four children were born:  Diane, Linda, Joyce and Randy.

She was a member of Iliff Chapel Methodist Church in Memphis until it’s closing and then transferred to the Ashland Methodist Church.  When they were first married, they lived in Memphis.  Then moved to a rural home near Ithaca.  After a flood they moved to rural Waverly until 1954 when they moved to the family farm southwest of Memphis.

Ruth considered herself like a hired hand on the farm as she helped her husband do most everything from scooping silage to planting crops, driving the combine and driving the truck to unload in the grain bins.  She loved to sew and made many quilts for her children, grandchildren and friends.

Over the years her hobbies included ceramics, macrame, crocheting afghans, needlepoint, crafts and of course quilting.

Ruth passed away March 5, 2021 at the Ashland Care Center at the age of 92 after getting the COVID-19 virus and the return of lymphoma.

She is survived by her daughters, Diane Proctor of Atlanta, GA, Linda (LeRoy) Roeber of Ashland, NE and Joyce (Wayne) Houser of Waverly, NE; daughter-in-law, Theresa Reim of Ashland, NE; grandchildren, Gordon Proctor, Landy (Meggan) Roeber, Logan (Jenny) Roeber, Levi Roeber, Eric (Katelyn) Houser, Lindsay Kellams, Jarod (Jenn) Reim and 10 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law: Betty Younkin; brothers-in-law, Kenneth Reim and Harold Reim.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Fred; son, Randy; son-in-law, Jim Proctor; sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Karl Schnell; brother and sisters-in-law, Wallace and Louise Younkin and Lucille Younkin; brother, Deane Younkin; sisters-in-law, Ann Reim and Audrey Reim.

Condolences for Ruth Virginia Reim
  1. Phil and Debbie Younkin
    • March 6, 2021 - 2 years ago

    Ruth will be missed. She was such a wonderful person.

    Rest In Peace.

  2. • March 7, 2021 - 2 years ago

    Linda and family, so very sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Your family will be in my prayers.

  3. Shelley Barber
    • March 8, 2021 - 2 years ago

    My sympathy and prayers for comfort to all of the Reim family.

  4. Lynn and Joyce Neujahr
    • March 9, 2021 - 2 years ago

    Sympathies to the reim, houser, roeber families. You are in our prayers.

  5. Anonymous
    • March 9, 2021 - 2 years ago

    Love and sympathy to all of Ruth’s family. She will be missed. From Glenn & Donna

  6. Clif Scheel
    • March 10, 2021 - 2 years ago

    Diane and Linda, was so sorry to see of your mother’s passing, l want to express my sympathies to your whole family. God bless you all.

  7. • March 11, 2021 - 2 years ago

    I’m wishing the entire Reim family God’s love and peace at this time.

  8. Anonymous
    • March 12, 2021 - 2 years ago

    So sorry to hear about your loss. May God be with you
    Sharon Highfield

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