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Ruth A. (Clark) Boomgaarn

March 24, 1923 ~ August 22, 2020 (age 97)


Ruth Boomgaarn, 97, of Pawnee City, Nebraska passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at Premier Estates in Pawnee City, Nebraska.  Ruth was born at home near Baileyville, Kansas on March 24, 1923 to Earl Thomas and Mary Ellen (Wanrow) Clark.  She was one of seven children.

The family moved to a farm in the Humboldt, Nebraska area where Ruth attended country school.  In 1932, the family moved to Lincoln, Nebraska where she continued her education.  The family later moved to a farm northeast of Table Rock, Nebraska in 1936, where Ruth finished grade school.

On January 4, 1943, Ruth was married to Otis Boomgaarn.  To this union a son Larry was born.  They lived on a farm northwest of Table Rock, Nebraska, where they raised livestock and grain.  Ruth liked to make quilts and also do embroidery and crocheting.  She was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church and St. Anthony’s Altar Society in Steinauer, Nebraska.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Mary Clark, husband Otis, great-grandson Jalyn Crosley, brothers,  Fran Clark and wife Clara, Kenneth Clark and wife Lucille and Duane Clark, sisters, Esther Warren and husband Dean, Rita Kent and husband David and Joan Retzlaff and husband Ray.

She is survived by her son Larry (Cindy) Boomgaarn and grandson Nick (Renee) Boomgaarn of Table Rock, NE, granddaughter, Monica Boomgaarn (Jay Crosley), great- grandchildren, Jossette, Josiah and Jace all of Omaha, NE, sister-in-law, Betty Clark of Pawnee City, NE, plus a host of nieces and nephews.

Private family Graveside services will be held at the Humboldt Cemetery, Humboldt, Nebraska with Father Michael Christensen officiating.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, August 27, 2020 at the Wherry Mortuary in Pawnee City, Nebraska.

Memorials may go to the family's choice. 

Online condolences may be left @ www.wherrymortuary.com.

Services are entrusted to Wherry Mortuary, Pawnee City, Nebraska.

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August 27, 2020

9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Wherry Mortuary, Pawnee City
919 G Street
Pawnee City, NE 68420

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