Sterns, Ruth J.


Ruth J. Sterns, 87, of Lincoln, died July 8, 2017 at home surrounded by family.  She was born on June 4, 1930 in Lincoln to Jacob & Elizabeth (Hirschman) Muehlhausen.  After high school, Ruth worked for Banker's Life then moved to Kansas City, MO to work for the Power & Light Co. She returned to Lincoln where she worked for Union Pacific Railroad & Western Electric. She met Leslie Sterns and they were married on September 26, 1954. At that point they started farming and raised their family. Ruth had a strong love for her family and enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She loved music, gardening and politics.  She volunteered at Folkways and was also a member of their choir.
Ruth is survived by her children (spouses), Karen Sterns of Lincoln, Kirk (Mercy) Sterns of Norfolk, Denise (Preston) White of Omaha, Darla Meyer of Lincoln, Mark Sterns of Omaha, Angela (Craig) Huxtable of Wood River; grandchildren, Khynne, Leah, Vanessa, Kayla, Lindsay (Cal), Lauren (Hayes), Carly, Cierra, Cydnee, & Cade; great grandchildren, Olivia, Laikyn, Sawyer, & Blake; sisters, Bernice Buettgenbach & Shirley Daugherty both of Lincoln and extended family, Jaime Shoults, Nicole Mertens and Myles Mertens.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leslie; sister, Alice: & brothers, Robert & William.
Viewing from 9 am - 8 pm Tuesday with family present from 6-8 pm Tuesday at Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A Street, Lincoln.  Funeral 11 am Wednesday at the funeral home.  Burial in Oak Creek Cemetery in Raymond, NE.
Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation.

Guestbook for Sterns, Ruth J.

6:55PM Jul 11th, 2017
Thoughts and prayers for your family. Ruth was a very special lady, always made you feel like a part of the family.
Cindi Anderson (Polk, NE)
6:51AM Jul 11th, 2017
My deepest sympathy goes out to the whole family!! My thoughts are with you during this time! A lot of good memories living a block apart in the Good Ole Days!!!
Curt Burney (Platte City, MO)
5:35AM Jul 11th, 2017
So sorry to hear the news. She was a special lady. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Steve Swanson (Greeley, CO)

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