Ruth Rita Postlewait Redle, 86, passed away at Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County on September 29, 2001. She was born on October 5, 1914, in Independence, Missouri, the daughter of Gilbert Gear Postlewait and Nellie Herson Postlewait. She graduated from Saint Mary's Academy in Leavenworth, Kansas, in 1932 and attended two years at Kansas City College. She then continued her education studying voice at Cranston School of Music in Kansas City, Missouri. She married William D. Redle on October 3, 1938, in Independence, and moved to Sheridan where she made her home as a devoted wife and loving mother for the past 62 years.
Ruth worked as a volunteer at Holy Name School for many years. During this time, she helped her husband with scheduling accommodations and entertaining the many visiting athletic teams that Holy Name competed against. She taught 7th and 8th grade gym class at Holy Name for several years. Ruth was a lifetime member of the Auxiliary Board of Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County. For many years, she was in charge of Christmas decorating at the hospital and also volunteered at the reception desk. In 1952, Ruth starred in the lead role in the Civic Theater Guild=s play, AThe Pleasure of His Company@ and won the ABest Actress Award@ for that year=s productions. She also was a past Grand Prize Winner in the Cowbelle=s ACook-Off@ contest. Her interests included needlework, reading, cooking, flowers, and gardening. Ruth especially treasured spending time with her family, friends, and her Labrador Retrievers.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Bill, who passed away on December 5, 2000, an infant daughter, Kathleen, and two brothers, James Postlewait and Robert Postlewait.
Ruth is survived by her daughter Maurita Meehan and husband Pat of Sheridan; her grandchildren, Kathleen Murphy and husband Mark of Douglas, WY, Maureen Meehan Aplin and husband Tom of Laguna Niguel, CA, Michael Meehan and wife Debra of Palos Heights, IL, and Michelle Meehan Greer and husband Stuart of Sheridan; and great-grandchildren Molly O'Meighan Murphy, Emma Ruth Murphy, Chase Palmer Aplin, Allison Riley Aplin, Patrick Michael Meehan, and Colin Michael Meehan. Also surviving is her sister, Sister Maurita Postlewait of Leavenworth, KS, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Rosary services will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 5, 2001, at Kane Funeral Home. Mass of the Resurrection will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 6, 2001, at Holy Name Catholic Church with Monsignor Eugene Sullivan officiating. Interment will be in the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery. Kane Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to either the Holy Name Catholic School Foundation or the Dog and Cat Shelter Building Fund in care of Delphine Toner, First Interstate Bank, P.O. Box 2007, Sheridan, WY 82801.
Louella E. Reinke Age 88, of Sheridan, WY
Died Friday, August 17, 2001, in Sheridan Manor
Born August 12, 1913, in Sheridan, WY
Parents - Anton & Francis (Veskerna) Zahradnicek
She grew up and graduated high school in Sheridan. She graduated Normal Training and then received her teaching certificate from the University of Wyoming. She taught in rural schools at Big Goose School and Dutch Creek. She married Fred Reinke on May 17, 1936, in Buffalo, WY. They ranched on Big Goose until they moved into Sheridan in 1972. He died in 1973. She then worked two jobs as a checker at the truck stop and as a secretary at the county Weed & Pest office until she retired. She was an avid bingo player and made many friends there. She was a member of the Big Goose Homemakers and the Big Goose Community Club.
Also preceded in death by her brother E.A. Zahradnicek and one grandson Tom Thomas.
SON - Roger Reinke, Sheridan
DAUGHTER - Marilyn Thomas, Sheridan
SISTERS - Helen Plott, Parkman, WY
Ruth Milne, Edgemont, SD
10 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN
SEVERAL NIECES AND NEPHEWS
Graveside service will be 10:00am on Tuesday (Aug. 20th) in Sheridan Municipal Cemetery, Elks Section, with the Rev. Kenneth Doolin officiating. Arrangements are with Champion Ferries Funeral Home.
Memorials may benefit the Sheridan College Foundation, for the College Nursing Program, Box 6328, Sheridan, WY 82801
Shirley J. Russell Age 66, of Sheridan, WY
Died Sunday, August 19, 2001, in Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County.
Born December 29, 1934, in Coriscana, Texas
Parents - Thomas & Velma (Caskey) Cooper
She grew up in Texas and Alaska graduating from high school in Skagway, Alaska. She married Robert Russell on January 28, 1955, in Skagway. They lived in Alaska, Oregon, and Washington before coming to Sheridan in 1980. She enjoyed reading and writing.
HUSBAND - Robert Russell, Sheridan
SONS - Steven Russell, Tacoma, WA
Trenton Russell, Laramie, WY
David Russell, Morongo Valley, CA
DAUGHTER - Carrie Dahl, Sheridan
BROTHER - James Cooper, Sheridan
SISTER - Debra Boles, Lancaster, TX
3 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN
Private family services will be held.
Arrangements are with Champion Ferries Funeral Home.
1904 - 2001
The wonderful & varied life of Marie Patricia Sabo came to an earthly end on September 24, 2001, in Sheridan, WY. She was born Marie Kovacic, the daughter of Austrian immigrants, in Cambria, Wyoming, on August 6, 1904. Marie attended the Music Conservatory in Spearfish, South Dakota, and later in Lincoln, Nebraska, studying piano. She met her husband, Steve, in Monarch, WY, and they were married in 1925. She was the mother of five children; Steve of Pennsylvania, Jerry of Montana, Patricia of New Jersey, Donald of Texas and Jim of Wyoming. She also had 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. She is also survived by a niece & nephew Candice and Eric Kovacic. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and her husband, in 1997. She was an organist for many years at Holy Name Catholic Church, a Den Mother for Cub Scouts and was an active member in the Sheridan Woman's Club and many other organizations. She accompanied her husband Steve and her daughter Patricia, both violinists, on the piano for many recitals and performances. Her later years were filled with gardening, traveling and being a wonderful Mom for her family. We all miss you mom, our Marie, our treasured Mother and Hapsburg Queen.
Visitation will be 7:00pm until 9:00pm on Thursday (Sep. 27th) from Champion Ferries Funeral Home with Rosary recited at 7:30pm by Father Ronald Stolcis. Funeral Liturgy will be 10:00am on Friday from Holy Name Catholic Church with Father Ronald Stolcis officiating. Interment will be in Sheridan Municipal Cemetery. Arrangements are with Champion Ferries Funeral Home.
Memorials may benefit the World Trade Center Disaster Relief for the Firefighters and Police Officers, in care of Delphine Toner, First Interstate Bank, Box 2007, Sheridan, WY 82801
Garth "Dan" Scott, 66, of Sheridan passed away at the Sheridan V.A. Medical Center on Wednesday, August 1, 2001.
Mr. Scott was born on November 4, 1934, in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Garth and Lilian (Henderson) Scott. He graduated from high school and went on to graduate from Texas Tech University with a degree in Agricultural Engineering. Dan married Elizabeth Pitzer in 1956 in Midland, Texas, and four children were born of that union, Dan, Julie, Melinda and Eric. Dan entered the U.S. Air Force in 1957 and served until 1973, when he was discharged with the rank of Captain. Following his years in the Air Force, Mr. Scott worked as a sales representative for Coastal Chemical Company for 25 years.
Dan enjoyed fishing, camping and tennis. He was a member of the Rotary Club, National Rifle Association, and the Sportmans Club, all of Sheridan.
Mr. Scott was predeceased by his parents. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth; his two daughters, Julie Anderson of Houston, Texas, and Melinda Neilander of Minden, Nevada; his two sons, Doug Scott of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Eric Scott of Lewisville, Texas; his two sisters, Susan Helms of Buena Vista, Colorado, and Patsy Grant of Colorado Springs, Colorado; and his nine grandchildren.
Cremation has taken place, and a private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Kane Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Wanda Shaver age 67 of Sheridan, WY
Died Thursday, September 13, 2001, in Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County
Born January 1, 1934, in Missouri
Parents - Robert & Mabel (Gunter) Ives
The family came to Sheridan when she was a young child. She grew up and attended schools in Sheridan. She married John Bartlett on July 3, 1954, in Sheridan. They lived in Sheridan where she enjoyed painting and artwork. John died in 1992. She married Fred Shaver on January 8, 1994, in Sheridan. He died in 2000. She enjoyed camping, fishing and being in the Big Horn Mountains.
Preceded in death by three sisters and four brothers
DAUGHTERS - Pam Davey, Sheridan
Brenda Knudson, Sheridan
Vicki Bonsall, Bastrop, LA
The family will greet friends for viewing and visitation from 5:00pm until 6:30pm on Tuesday (Sept. 18th) from Champion Ferries Funeral Home. Cremation will follow. Arrangements are with Champion Ferries Funeral Home.
Memorials may benefit the Dog and Cat Shelter, 325 Fort Rd. Sheridan, WY 82801
Vera M. Simpson
1904 - 2001
Vera M. Simpson, age 96 of Sheridan, WY, died Monday, July 2, 2001, in Westview Health Care Center, Sheridan. She was born December 12, 1904, in Corydon, Iowa, to Elmer & Estella (Teater) Allison.
Vera grew up and attended schools in Iowa. As a young woman, she moved to Montana where she worked on a dude ranch. Vera married Richard Taylor Cox on April 25, 1925, in Birney, MT. They ranched in Montana. In 1934, she married O.O. “Pete” Simpson. They worked on many ranches in Montana until moving to Sheridan in 1940. Vera worked in the Old Sheridan Hospital and later at the V.A. Medical Center in food service until she retired. Mr. Simpson died in 1949. She was an excellent cook and endeared herself to her daughter’s friends who lovingly called her “Simpy” as she chaperoned 4-H, FHA and school groups. Vera moved to Story, WY, in 1963, where she did domestic work and was a loving babysitter for many children in the Story area. She loved to garden and raise flowers as well as crochet and quilt. In 1991, she moved to Buffalo, WY, to be near her daughter. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors, Eagles Auxiliary and attended the Wesleyan Church in Buffalo.
Vera was preceded in death by four sisters, Florence, Wilma, Edna and Gladys.
Vera is survived by her daughter Beverly Kimble & her husband David of Buffalo, WY; three grandchildren Kay Bost & her husband Archie with their children Matthew & Alisa of Raleigh, NC, Karen Rafferty & her husband Butch with their children Danielle, Nicole & Sean of Vista, CA, Kevin Kimble & his wife Rhonda with their son Caleb of Colorado Springs, CO; sister Cleo Farley of Seattle, WA, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Viewing will be 8:30am until 1:00pm on Monday (July 9th) from Champion Ferries Funeral Home followed by graveside service at 2:00pm in Sheridan Municipal Cemetery with Pastor Mike Carlton officiating.
Memorials may benefit Buffalo Wesleyan Church, 40 N. DeSmet St., Buffalo, WY 82834
Florence (Belus) Smith, 68, formerly of Sheridan, passed away on Monday, September 17, 2001, at St. Joseph=s Hospital in Orange, California.
Florence was born on December 21, 1933, to Joseph and Helen (Kobielusz) Belus in Sheridan, Wyoming. She completed high school, and continued her schooling to obtain her Master=s Degree in Nursing from the University of Phoenix in Phoenix, Arizona. Ms. Smith worked as a Registered Nurse during her life, while raising four children. She enjoyed traveling and the Arts, loved roses, and collected paperweights.
Ms. Smith was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Belus. She is survived by her mother Helen Belus of Sheridan; her two sons, Michael Smith and his wife Mary of Silverado Canyon, CA, and Omar Smith and his wife Ruth of Phoenix, AZ; her two daughters, Theresa ATerri@ Roberts of Santa Ana, CA, and Denise Stenzel and her husband Tom of Bozeman, MT; her four grandsons, Rick Roberts of Santa Ana, CA, Joseph Stenzel of Bozeman, MT, and Omar Smith IV and Parker Smith of Phoenix, AZ; her two granddaughters, Alyssa Roberts of Santa Ana, CA, and Sadie Stenzel of Bozeman, MT; and her two brothers, James Belus and his wife Sandy of Sheridan, and Robert Belus of Banner.
Vigil services will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 2, 2001, at Kane Funeral Home. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 3, 2001 at Kane Funeral Home with The Reverend Ron Stolcis officiating. Interment will be in the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery. Kane Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation in care of Delphine Toner, First Interstate Bank, P.O. Box 2007, Sheridan, WY, 82801.