Services were held on June 10 at 10:30 a.m. at the First English Lutheran Church in Spencer, with Pastor Paul Kaldahl officiating. Interment was at the Marcus-Amherst Cemetery in Marcus. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to First English Lutheran Church, St. Luke Lutheran Home or the Alzheimer's Association.
Ruby Evelyn Van Horn, the daughter of Lloyd and Clara Severence Van Horn, was born March 5, 1918, in North Loup, Neb. Her childhood years were spent in North Loup, where she received her early education. She later earned her GED. Ruby was baptized March 28, 1943, at the Methodist Church in Larrabee, and confirmed April 3, 1955, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Sutherland.
Ruby married Arthur Taylor in August of 1937, and to this union two children were born, Jacquelyn and Pamela.
She married Alvin Meyer on July 3, 1954, in Cherokee. Following their marriage, they lived near Sutherland and Everly before moving to Spencer in 1972. While residing in Spencer, Ruby worked as a cook for Head Start, and later as a housekeeper at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer. Ruby was an active member of First English Lutheran Church in Spencer, where she taught Sunday school for 40 years, held several offices, and was a member of the church guild.
Ruby was preceded in death by her parents; daughter Jaquelyn Kay; granddaughter Vicki Wilkinson; and a brother, Lyle Van Horn.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Alvin of Spencer; one daughter, Pamela Tripp of Urbandale; seven stepsons: Charles (Joan) Meyer of Keystone Heights, Fla., Robert (Marjorie) Meyer of Raymond, S.D., Kenneth (JoAnn) Meyer of Worthington, Minn., Floyd (Judy) Meyer of Collinsville, Texas, Jim (Dottie) Meyer of Gilderhaus, Austria, Alan (Pat) Meyer of Kirkwood, and Dennis (Jane) Meyer of Powder Springs, Ga.; 26 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; eight great great-grandchildren; four brothers: Merlyn (Frances) Van Horn, Harold Van Horn, Leland Van Horn and Carroll (Terry) Van Horn; two sisters: Muriel (Walter) Tolfa and Merna Babcock; and many other relatives and friends.