Ruth L. Boese

Ruth Louise (Rocke) Boese, 101, passed away on Nov. 30, 2017.

Ruth was born July 9, 1916, to Robert C. and Alvena G. (Boller) Rocke in Hallam. She attended Peru State Teachers' College after graduating from Cortland High School. After many years of teaching, she graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1968. She retired in 1981 and moved from the farm in Pickrell to Beatrice. In 1994, Ruth and her husband moved to Liberty, Mo. to be closer to their son and his family. Ruth's love of teaching never ended. In her late 80s, Ruth tutored an elementary student. Ruth loved being with family and she enjoyed traveling, cards, bingo, sports and visiting with friends. She will be remembered for her positive attitude and kind demeanor. She was a member of Liberty United Methodist Church and was a 25-year member of Alpha Delta Kappa. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Glen Rocke; and her husband, Walter, in 1999. Survivors include her son, Gary L. Boese and wife, Joyce, of Liberty, Mo.; her grandson, Cory Boese of Liberty, Mo.; her granddaughters, Kristi Wilhelm and husband, Steve, and Darcy Reeves and husband, Larry, of Liberty; and seven great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 4-5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3 at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, located on I-35 at State Route 291, in Liberty, Mo. Call 816-781-8228. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, at Fox Funeral Home, located at 1116 N. 19th St. in Beatrice, Neb. Call 402-223-4096. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park of Beatrice. Memorials are suggested to the Beatrice Education Association, 600 Orange Blvd., Beatrice, NE 68310.

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