Ruth Marco - August 10, 2013Ruth A. Marco, 71, of Aurora, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at Hamilton Manor in Aurora.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, at Jacobsen-Greenway Funeral Home in St. Paul. Chad Oakman will officiate. Burial will be in the Hillside Cemetery in Wolbach. Visitation will be on Wednesday, from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the family’s choice.
Mrs. Marco was born to Robert Philip and Elizabeth Ruth (Johnston) Morris on Nov. 30, 1941, at the home of her grandparents, William and Edna Johnston of Wolbach. After her birth, her parents took her home in a suitcase.
She attended school in Wolbach until the 9th grade when her family moved to Green River, Wyo. She attended Lincoln High School in Green River where she graduated in 1959. During school and after graduation, Ruth worked at the Tasty Freeze in Green River. She was then employed at Little America Truck Stop in Wyoming.
She was united in marriage to Jim Marco on Feb. 4, 1967, in St. Paul. The couple lived in Wolbach from 1967-1970 when they moved to Aurora.
Ruth was a homemaker for most of her life, taking care of her family which she loved dearly. For 10 years she worked as a CNA at Hamilton Manor in Aurora.
She enjoyed sewing, playing cards, gardening and canning, and raising flowers. She loved visiting with people and she and Jim loved to go for rides in the country and enjoy the wildlife and listening to classic country music.
Ruth was a member of the Grand Island Jehovah’s Witness Church in which she was a very dedicated and active member.
Survivors include her husband, Jim of Aurora; five sons and daughters-in-law, Vance (Marissa) Marco of Cuming, Ga., Vince (Naomi) Marco of Fort Collins, Colo., Victor (Dena) Marco of Waverly, Toby (Kristi) Marco of Abilene, Kan. and Jim Jr. (Laurie) Marco of Gretna; a daughter and son-in-law, Holly (Ed) Hofmann of Aurora; 17 grandchildren and a grandson, Jim Marco III due in October; six great-grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Dalson and Eileen Ash of Lake Havasu, Ariz.; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Roberta and John Mandros of Lake Havasu, Ariz., Phyllis and Mel Stevens of Lyman, Utah and Mary Lou and Bud McChesney of Lake Havasu, Ariz.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Condolences for Ruth may be left at www.jacobsengreenway.com.