Ruth Elizabeth Audet Dillee, 97, formerly of Independence, Missouri passed away at Golden Living in Sidney, Nebraska on Friday, May 24, 2013.

Ruth Elizabeth Audet Dillee, 97, formerly of Independence, Missouri passed away at Golden Living in Sidney, Nebraska on Friday, May 24, 2013.  

She was born May 16, 1916 in Independence, Missouri, the daughter of Earl and Beth Audet.

Ruth loved music playing the piano at the South Side Community of Christ, in Independence, Missouri.  She was a member of the Independence Chapter of Sweet Adelines when the chorus won its three blue ribbons in regional competition.  She was also a 50-year-plus member of The Laurel Club of Independence, Missouri Community of Christ and managed elementary school cafeterias in Independence, Missouri for more than five years. Ruth was joined in marriage in September 1938 to Richard G. Dillee, son of A. K. and Lizzie Dillee in Independence, Missouri.  To this marriage was born a daughter, G. R. “Jerry” Lewis.

Ruth is survived by her daughter, Jerry, and husband, Jim of Scottsbluff, Nebraska; grandson Kent E and wife Meredith Lewis; two great grandchildren, Owen Mitchell and Claudia Ellen Lewis of Rockville, Maryland; sister-in-law Betty Audet, nieces Phyllis and husband Larry Cole and their children and grandchildren; Kimberly and her daughter Kylie Newhard; Linda Hinote and her children, spouses and grandchildren of Independence; Janice and David Finger of San Jose, California, their children, spouses and granddaughter in California; Sue and Mike Armstrong, their children, spouses and grandchildren of Denver, Colorado; a former German exchange student in Sidney, Nebraska hosted by her daughter, Jerry and husband Jim Lewis: Markus Ruchter and his wife, Nadine.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her eldest brother, Earl F. Audet, Jr; younger brother, Robert M. Audet and his wife, Frieda; her husband and his parents; Eunita and Pete Ford of Waverly, MO;  Ivan and Florence Dillee; Etzel and Frances Dillee, their daughter and granddaughter.

Dugan Kramer Funeral Chape, Scottsbluff NE is in charge of the arrangements.  Elder Sharon Harrison of Chadron, Nebraska will officiate at the memorial service, June 3, 11 a.m. Community of Christ, 1623-4th Avenue.  Tributes can be made to Community of Christ, 1623-4th Avenue, Scottsbluff, Nebraska 6931.

Ruth was of sound mind and independent to the end!

 

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