Ruth L. Farmer, age 87, of Sutherland, Nebraska died on January 16, 2020 at home. She was born on April 30, 1932 to William and Elizabeth (Vogel) Leonhardt, the youngest of nine children. She attended country school and graduated from Sutherland High School with the Class of 1950.
She married Lloyd Charles Farmer on January 20, 1951 and unto this union two children were born, daughter Roslyn Kaye and son Lemoyne Charles. Ruth worked side by side with Lloyd and cooked for hired men at several ranches, including The Spade, Tin Camp, Wild Horse Creek, Pawnee Springs, and their own beloved Birdwood Creek. Ruth was "Ranchy"!
She loved volunteering at her church and The Thrift Connection. She also timed for Sutherland Rodeo for many years.
Survivors include her children, Roslyn (Jim) Shaffer and Lemoyne (Sara) Farmer; grandchildren Kyleen (Patrick) Stokey, Jay (Tara) McFadden, Leah (Jamie) Carlyle, Christian (Ceara) Farmer, and Landon Farmer; great grandchildren Weston, Kaley and Kaine Stokey, Kalena (Austin) Wheeler, Lane and Josey McFadden, Heaven and Riggin Hutchison, Creed Carlyle, and Elijah Farmer; her sister June Anderson; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Elizabeth; her husband, Lloyd; brothers Virgil, Bill, Ray, Jerry, Bud and Dale; and a sister, Laverne.
Memorials may be made in her name and online condolences can be made at www.adamsswanson.com.
Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at the Sutherland United Methodist Church, 631 Pine Street in Sutherland, Nebraska with Pastor Mark Baldwin officiating. Burial will follow at Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell, Nebraska at 1:00 p.m. Visitation will be on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home, 421 West 4th Street in North Platte, which is in charge of arrangements.