TAYLOR, Ruth Virginia (Melham)

Ruth Virginia (Melham) Taylor March 13, 2015 Ruth Melham Taylor passed away on March 13, 2015 at her home in Omaha. She was born in Broken Bow, Nebraska to Noah and Sadie Melham and was raised in Sargent, Nebraska. She graduated from Sargent High School. Growing up, she worked in the family grocery store, restaurant and Oscar’s Palladium in Sargent. Ruth moved to Omaha with her family. She booked and promoted bands for several years. She developed, owned and managed Tootsie’s Shoes, selling dance shoes internationally. She was a lifetime member of the Omaha Phoenician Club. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held on Saturday, April 4th at 2pm at the West Center Chapel of Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler Mortuaries, 7805 West Center Road in Omaha. Memorials are suggested to the Omaha Phoenician Club Scholarship Fund or the American Cancer Society Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, George and Oscar; sister, Marie; her husbands, Hilbert Fruehwald, Siegfried Wentland and Spencer Taylor; son-in-law, John Cox; grandson, Jonah Cox; and granddaughter, Ashley Fruehwald. Ruth is survived by her five children, fourteen grandchildren, and fourteen great- grandchildren: Marlene Starks (Ricky) and daughter Shawnna Hilmer; Monica Pluta (Gary) and son Joshua Pluta; Allen Wentland (Linda) and children Nicholas Wentland, Justin Wentland (Mindy) and son Alexavior, Trisha Wentland, Sadie Pane (Marc) and daughters Serena and Arwyn and son Aries, Alyssa Wentland, Nicole Wentland and sons Michael and Tristan; Mike Fruehwald (Sandy) and children Machaela Edmonds (Jason) and sons Jack and Graham and daughter Sarah, Christopher Fruehwald (Amy) and son Charley and daughter Stella, Joseph Fruehwald (Amy), Christine Karloff (Steve) and daughter Victoria; Laura Cox and sons Michael Cox (Penny) and daughters Elizabeth and Catherine and son Matthew Cox (Mikaela).

HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN DWORAK & CUTLER Mortuaries and Crematories 7805 West Center Road Omaha, Nebraska 68124 (402) 391-3900

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