Obit: Syth, Ruby Ellen (1905 - 2007)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Syth, Ruege, Eisentraut, Caliebe, Hemp, Allen

----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, WI.) December 19, 2007

Syth, Ruby Ellen (March 5, 1905 - December 17, 2007)

Ruby Syth, age 102, of Neillsville, WI died Monday, December 17, 2007 in the Memorial Health and Rehabilitation Center in Neillsville, Wis.

Ruby Ellen Eisentraut was born on March 5, 1905 in Neillsville, the daughter of Alvin and Rose (Ruege) Eisentraut. She graduated from the Neillsville High School, attended Teacher’s Normal School and then began teaching in the area, first at the Mound School south of Christie then at the Eaton Center south of Greenwood, Wisconsin. She met Arnold Syth while teaching in Greenwood and they were united in marriage in 1925. They lived on the family farm south of Greenwood, and Ruby took time off of teaching to raise their family. Later, they moved to Neillsville, where Ruby taught 1st Grade for many years.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church and her hobbies included flower gardening, knitting and crocheting.

She is survived by her children, Shirley (Earl) Caliebe, of Greenwood; and George (Edith) Syth, of Eau Claire; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandsons. She is also survived by a sister, Helen Hemp, of Rochester, MN.

Ruby was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold; two children, Marian and Mary; a brother, Karl Eisentraut and a sister, Alta Allen.]

Funeral Services for Ruby will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, December 20, 2007 at the United Methodist Church in Neillsville, Pastor Dong Su Lee will officiate. Music will be provided by Pat Knudson, organist. Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood, Wisconsin. The family will greet friends and relatives one hour prior to the Service at the Church.

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Ruby’s family with funeral arrangements.



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