Ruth Wallace Nisley, 91, of Lexington, Nebraska, died Saturday, February 11th, 2012, at the Waverly Care Center in Waverly, Nebraska.
Ruth was born Easter Sunday, April 4th, 1920, in rural Lexington to Clay and Alice (Wright) Wallace.
She graduated from Lexington High School in 1937 and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1941.
On February 7th, 1942, she married Samuel (Sam) Nisley, her high school sweetheart, at the First Presbyterian Church in Lexington. They made their home south of Lexington. To this union, three children were born.
Ruth taught school in Lexington, Elwood, Tecumseh and Springfield, Nebraska.
She was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church serving as a deacon for many years, Southside Bible Study and Presbyterian Women. She was a 69-year member of Chapter AN P.E.O. and also served on the Dawson County Historical Society Board.
Survivors include daughter, Margaret (Jerold) Carlson of Lincoln, Nebraska; sons, Frederick (Andrea) Nisley of Elwood, Nebraska and Robert (Candyce) Nisley of Fremont, Nebraska; four grandchildren, Erica (Chris) Jensen of Glyndon, Minnesota; Clay Nisley of Waycross, Georgia, Travis (Ricci) Nisley of Omaha, Nebraska; Quinn Nisley of Wayne, Nebraska; two great-grandchildren, Reid and Boston Nisley of Omaha; a sister, Winnifred Talbott of Lexington; numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, Clay and Alice Wallace; her husband, Sam on April 26th, 2000; infant son; brother and sister-in-law, Niles and Orbia Wallace; sister and brother-in-law, Frances and Don Griffith; brothers-in-law, Lyle Talbott and Rex Nisley; sister-in-law, Phyllis (Nisley) Fuller, a cousin who was raised with the family, Victor (Ruth) Wright.
The family has honored Ruth's wishes that her body be cremated and there will be no visitation.
A Memorial Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, February 18th, 2012, at 2 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church in Lexington with the Rev. Caroline Vickery officiating. Inurnment will be held prior to the Celebration of life in the Robb Cemetery south of Lexington.
Memorials are suggested to the First Presbyterian Church, Lexington; Dawson County Historical Society; or donor's choice. Please direct online condolences to the family through: reynoldslovefuneral home.com.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements.