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Ruby Elaine Manweiler
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Ruby Elaine Manweiler

HOISINGTON — Ruby Elaine Manweiler (Nuss), went to her heavenly home on Feb. 5, 2017. Ruby was delivered into this earthly world by her father at their home in the Wheatland Township, Barton County. She graduated from Great Bend High School in 1951.
Ruby then married the love of her life, Larry M. Manweiler on June 1, 1952, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Great Bend. They resided in Hoisington, where they raised their four children, Gene, Kathy, Diana, and Jerry.
Ruby was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church, where she served as past treasurer, was active in the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, served as past president and secretary of the LWML, and past secretary of Zone 12 LWML, and was in the church choir. She taught the Bible to young people for 30 years; and was teacher of the Women’s Tuesday Afternoon Bible Study. She also organized the Young Women’s Group of LWML and the Prayer Shawl Ministry.
She was a Boy Scouts den leader and a Girl Scout Brownies leader. She was a member of the Tri-N Bridge Club and Wednesday Bridge Club, and was on the Board of Directors for the Hoisington Food Bank. She was Grand Marshall of the Hoisington Labor Day Parade in 2016.
Ruby was preceded in death by her parents, Reinhold and Amalia (Mollie) Nuss, her husband Larry M. Manweiler, her seven brothers, LeRoy, Ervin, Roland, Clarence, Gerhardt, Ray and Wilbur, and her three sisters Josephine Nuss Sutton, Berneice Nuss Hillman, and Irene Ruth Nuss Ledford, and one daughter-in-law, Therese D. Manweiler.
She is survived by her children: Gene A. Manweiler (Paula) of Hoisington, Kathryn L. Smith (Martin) of Wisconsin, Diana K. Hilburn (Steve) of Goddard, and Jerry W. Manweiler (Julie) of Lawrence. She is also survived by two sisters; Ruth May Nuss Critzer (Bob) of WaKeeney, and Virginia Lee Nuss Harmony (Carl) of Great Bend; nine grandchildren: Tracy D. Manweiler Engerman, Katrina Amalia Theiler Coffelt, Brooke Anne Manweiler, Jessica Elise Smith, Steven Christopher Hilburn, Johannah Adrian Smith Hurley, Ashley Nicole Hilburn Hayes, Rebekah Mattae Manweiler, and Rachel Elise Violet Manweiler; and three great-grandchildren: Owen Jack Shepheard, Molly Ryan Engerman and Cade Michael Hurley. She also had four step-grandchildren and seven step great-grandchildren.
Friends may call 1 to 8 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home, with family to receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. and a Prayer service at 7:30 p.m.
Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, at Concordia Lutheran Church, Hoisington. Burial will follow at Hoisington Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Concordia Lutheran Church in care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, PO Box 146, Hoisington, KS 67544. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by
Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home**
PO Box 146,
Hoisington, KS 67544.
The Great Bend (Kans.) Tribune, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017