Ruth Marie Wiles

February 23, 1929 ~ November 3, 2020 (age 91)


Ruth M. Wiles, age 91 of Nebr. City, NE passed away on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at Bryan LGH West Hospital in Lincoln, NE.

She was born on February 23, 1929 in Falls City, NE; the daughter of Henry E. and Freida D. (Harring) Schneidewind.  She attended school and graduated from Verdon High School, Verdon, NE with the Class of 1946.

On June 10, 1953, she was united in marriage to Kenneth L. Wiles.  She worked for Nebraska City Public Schools at Central Office for many years and was a member of First Christian Church in Nebr. City.

Ruth is survived by her children: Sheila Walters and husband Donnie of Nebr. City, Valeri Rogers and husband Tim of Salina, KS and Kenneth J. Wiles and wife Kathy of Huntington Beach, CA; daughter-in-law Margaret Wiles of Omaha, NE; ten grandchildren:  Stephanie Sterling, Susie Dos Santos, Mike Wiles (Debbie), Amy Walther (Eric), Shawn Walters (Meghan), Justin Walters, Aaron Walters, Cessalie Nieberding (Jonathan), Jessica Vocatura (Nicholas), and Lyndsey Wiles; 14 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law Gerard Timothy of Nebr. City; nephews:  Dennis, Kevin and Phillip Timothy; special friend Sandy Melchert; other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Wiles on Nov. 19, 1987; her sons:  Larry Wiles in 2004 and Don Wiles in 2011 and his wife Christina Wiles in 2013; her parents Henry and Freida Schneidewind, and two sisters:  Ruby Timothy and Doris Schneidewind.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020 at Gude Mortuary in Nebr. City with Rev. Michael Schmidt officiating.  The service will be Live Streamed on Gude Funeral Homes Facebook Page.  Burial will follow the service at Park Hill Cemetery in Syracuse, NE.

The family will greet friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020 at the mortuary.

Memorials may be given to the First Christian Church in her memory.


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November 6, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Gude Mortuary
403 S. 9th St.
Nebraska City, NE 68410

Funeral Service
November 7, 2020

10:30 AM
Gude Mortuary
403 S. 9th St.
Nebraska City, NE 68410

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