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Ruth Morehead - September 26, 2013


Ruth Morehead was born on Nov. 13, 1916 in Hayes County east of Hamlet, Neb. She was one of five children born to Fred and Mary Wilson Hahn. She grew up on the family farm and attended the Star Country School through the eighth grade. As a young girl she attended church at the Hamlet Union Church where she later became a member. She was baptized in the Frenchman River near the church.
Ruth attended high school in Hamlet where she graduated in 1933. She enjoyed participating in different sports and either walked or rode a saddle horse to school through all kinds of Nebraska weather.
Ruth attended Kearney State Teachers College where she received her teaching certificate. She also received a certificate from Palmer’s Method for Excellent Handwriting. She returned to Chase County, Nebraska where she taught in a rural school.
Upon her return she met Maynard Morehead and they were married on June 12, 1943 at the Methodist parsonage in Trenton, Neb. Three sons, Alan, Terry, and Wayne were born to this union. They made their farm home in Hayes County where she helped Maynard and raised her sons.
After Maynard died in 1971 Ruth moved to Wauneta, Neb. and later to Hayes Center, Neb. before moving to Grant, Neb. in 1995. She lived at Sunset Haven housing, Park Ridge Assisted Living, and Golden Ours Convalescent Home where she died on Wednesday night Sept. 18, 2013 at the age of 96.
At Golden Ours her roommate, Marj Hayford, of Ogallala, Neb., who unbeknownst to both of them had been her roommate at Kearney State. They had lost contact with each other a few years after leaving Kearney.
In addition to her parents and husband Ruth was preceded in death by her sister, Evalyn Christner and three brothers, Vinal Hahn and two infants; two sons, Alan and Wayne who died in two separate vehicle accidents.
Ruth is survived by her son, Terry and his wife Vonda who live southeast of Elsie, Neb.; daughter-in-law, Tracy Morehead of North Platte, Neb.; three granddaughters, Cricket and husband Justin Haag of Chadron, Neb., Robin and husband Gary Hager of Wallace, Neb. and Bambi and husband Mike Eitel of Denver; four great-grandchildren, Kaden and Kolton Hager and Sawyer and Kiera Haag; nieces and nephews who had a very special place in Ruth’s heart and other relatives and friends.
Cremation was chosen. A memorial graveside service will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 11:30 a.m. (CT) at the Hamlet Cemetery with John Long officiating.
Burial of cremains will be in the Hamlet Cemetery.
A memorial has been established.
Bullock-Long Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.